Category Archives: showbiz

The Beautiful Sounds of Nigeria: 5 Must-Watch Yoruba Films to Enjoy and Learn

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Do you ever wonder why you’ve never met anyone who speaks “Nigerian”? Easy. Because the language spoken in Nigeria is actually called Yoruba. Spoken by nearly 50 million people, Yoruba is a pluricentric language, mainly spoken in a dialectal area spanning Nigeria, Benin and Togo. However, all you have to do to find interesting content in(…)


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

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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(…)


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

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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

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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(…)


How to Learn a Language with Closed Captions

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Learning a language with movies and TV shows is a brilliant idea. You will not only be motivated and engaged but you’ll also be acquiring language in context instead of learning isolated rules or words. Now, platforms like YouTube and Netflix offer an amazing resource that can help advanced learners polish their skills even more:(…)


Learn French With Emily in Paris: What to Say and What Not to Say

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Emily in Paris is the story about how an American travels to Paris and falls in love with the city. Yet, things are not as perfect as she had imagined, mainly because she does not speak French. Though she was able to survive thanks to her amazing bilingual friends, such as Hannah or Gabriel, chances are(…)


How Watching La Casa de Papel (Money Heist) Online Can Help You Learn Spanish

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If you are both looking for a new series to watch on Netflix and searching for ways to improve your Spanish, then do we have the perfect suggestion for you! La Casa de Papel, or Money Heist as it’s known in English speaking countries, is now in its third season on Netflix. And since loyal(…)


Black Panther Brings Xhosa into the Limelight

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Black Panther is currently and rightfully getting all sorts of attention for so many important, beautiful things. Even if you watch films just for the sake of watching films, oh, what a film Black Panther is to watch. From our perspective though as language people, we have an additional reason to love Black Panther even more: its(…)


Immerse Yourself in these 5 Oscar-nominated Foreign Films

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Oscar season is always an opportunity to discover new things to watch; especially those epic movies of the year that win despite not one member of the general public having seen them to determine whether they really are epic or not. As language lovers, we’d like to take a look at the Oscar nominees for(…)


Learning a Language through Social Media

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There’s a lot of things to be said about social media, both good and bad, and chances are there is at least a couple of social media apps on all of our phones. We know about the importance of networking, creating the right image, even using the latest meme to get our point across, but(…)