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5 great Netflix movie recommendations to help you learn French

Click here and discover 5 incredible Netflix shows and films to help you learn French

Ah, Netflix. You may be cancelling half the shows we love, or suggesting us things that show you really don’t know us at all. But you’re still our favourite place to go when we need something new to watch! Especially us language lovers; where else would we go for films and shows in our target(…)

Recapping 6 New Year’s Celebrations Around the World

There might be one or two of us who’ll be glad to see the back of 2017. Some probably even went to bed long before the big gongs started and woke up in 2018 hopeful of better things to come. Although the festivities should have ended by now, check out a few traditional festivities that went down(…)

New Year’s Eve Celebrations Around the World

New Year’s is just around the corner, putting an end to turkey and chocolate feast and probably putting an end to that glorious time off work. Yes, soon you will have to put on real clothes, not pyjama onesies and venture back out into the world. But before you do, there’s one last party to(…)

9 Earworms that Will Help You Learn Languages

Sometimes when you turn on the radio, you find yourself mumbling along to words to songs you’d not normally want anything to do with. These earworms wriggle their way into your head, and the next thing you know, you’re word perfect for the lyrics to a Justin Bieber song. The horror. But what if these(…)

The Trials and Tribulations of the Inexperienced Traveller

When you go to a new place on a quest for new experiences, surely it follows that there will be new things for you to discover. That, particularly if you go abroad, there will be things you don’t understand, the location will have its own culture and history and was not in fact rapidly constructed(…)

Every Day is a [Language] School Day

Language is one of the truest demonstrations of every day being a school day, and that learning is never really ever done. Don’t believe us? Well hold on to your fez, because using some of our favourite pop culture we are going to demonstrate just that, by not only introducing some new vocabulary to you,(…)

Your Secret Life as a Language Ninja

There are many of us native English speakers who are guilty of failing when it comes to languages. Too often we gesticulate vigorously, speaker loud and slow as though trying to communicate with a zombie, and perform an intricate mix of pictionary and charades to get our point across, rather than actually attempt to get(…)

Language Maestros: Roald Dahl

“Tremendous things are in store for you! Many wonderful surprises await you!” – Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl. Perhaps you know the above quote from the Gene Wilder or Johnny Depp films, or maybe you have read it for yourself in this fantastic book. And if you don’t know it, then welcome(…)

Celebrity Schadenfruede: Language Error Guilty Pleasures

Are you a language learner having a bad day after a failure, faux pas, or fumbled flirtation in a foreign tongue? Then this one’s for you! Like them, loathe them, obsess over them: celebrities do have their uses. Even, in this case, just to help make you feel better about yourself when you’ve made yourself(…)

5 Student Strategies for Surviving Cancún’s Spring Break

It’s easy to see why Cancún has become the destination of choice for spring break, especially for students. While the city itself is filled with amazing beaches, friendly locals and top-notch restaurants, if you’re heading there for spring break, you’re probably heading there for a party. Take a look at our short guide on how(…)