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Dutch versus Danish: Are They Really That Different?

Have you just finished your online Dutch course? Are you ready to travel to Denmark to put everything you’ve learned into practice? Well, then you are up for a rude awakening. Though often confused, Dutch and Danish are two completely different languages. via GIPHY On the one hand, we have Dutch, the language of the(…)


Learn Greek While Having Fun: The Best Greek TV Series for Language Lovers

If you are studying Greek and are wondering what you can do to learn faster, we’ve got the answer. Do you want to boost your listening and speaking skills in a fun and engaging way? Then, the best thing you can do is start watching TV. Greek dramas are the best companions for learners because, when(…)


Speak Like a Berliner! A Short Guide to The Hardest Letters in the German Alphabet

People can be a bit harsh when someone gets their language wrong. It’s very common, for example, to hear English folk imitating German students ven zey get veir th’s vrong. However, anyone who knows a little German is aware that the German alphabet is even harder and that any English speaker who attempts to learn it(…)


Korean vs Japanese: Are They Really That Different?

A Spanish man who travels to Portugal, though he might be a bit anxious about communicating in a new language at first, will surely find that there are more similarities between Spanish and Portuguese than he might have expected. This is because, as a result of geographical proximity and a history of close contact between(…)


Where is French Spoken: Accents and Varieties

English students often ask why the language spoken in shows like Downton Abbey sounds so different from the one spoken in Friends or Sex and the City. Of course, you can dismiss such questions by saying that Downton Abbey is a period piece and people spoke differently in the past. But this is hardly the whole truth. The real reason(…)


4 Valentine’s Day Gifts that Your Partner Will Never Forget

As people around the world start to think of the best Valentine’s gifts for their significant others, we have decided to acknowledge a widely known but often silenced truth: 14th February might be the most romantic day of the year, but for those who have little imagination, it can also be quite nerve-racking. You know(…)


Listen & Learn Choice Award 2020: Top 3 Films of the Year

2020 is finally over! As we start a new year, we’re both full of hope for what’s to come and exhausted from everything we’ve had to cope with. But although some of us can still be heard babbling on about last year’s challenges, there is one thing we cannot deny: 2020 has given us some of(…)


How To Learn Spanish With Your Favorite Telenovelas

Telenovelas, which account for the vast majority of dramatic productions in countries like Mexico and Colombia, are one of Latin America’s biggest cultural exports. Traditionally, they focus on rivalry, revenge, family secrets, and a central love story that defies social conventions. But did you know that you can also learn Spanish with telenovelas? Because the(…)


Cook & Learn: The Best International New Year’s Eve Recipes to Practise Foreign Languages

As the new year approaches, it’s impossible to look back on 2020 and not feel it was a bit lacklustre (to say the least!). For this reason, we believe that this time around New Year’s Eve has to be a true celebration. Even though most countries around the world are still under COVID-19 restrictions, you(…)


What Are These Kids Saying? Cracking the Code On Gen Z Slang

Language is an ever-changing and highly flexible cultural artifact. This flexibility is due, in part, to the appearance of new hip terms and lingo coined by different generations. Boomers, for example, are often confused about millennials’ obscure use of slang, which is very much influenced by the culture that they grew up in. But it is the children(…)