Category Archives: language guru

Netflix at Christmas: how to use the festive season to practice a language

If you’re subscribed to Netflix you’ve probably been bombarded with Christmas things since about mid-September. You would be forgiven for being sick of the sight of tinsel already as a result! Though now the season is almost upon us, perhaps it’s time to put Netflix to good use. Especially if you’re learning languages since streaming(…)


The three best newspapers to help you learn Italian

Keeping up to date with the news is one of the best ways you can truly absorb a language. You get to know what people are speaking about in that language today, learn colloquialisms and slang, and pick up a range of ways people express themselves when sharing the news. The internet has given us(…)


The Hong Kong Protests

The Hong Kong protests seem to have been raging for months now, filling global news with images of violent clashes between masked protestors and police. A lot of controversy surrounds these protests and the governmental decisions that led to them. If you’re currently studying Mandarin, news stories covering these protests are a wealth of resources(…)


What languages should students learn post-Brexit?

Whatever the outcome of Brexit, UK students have a lot to think about in terms of which languages will be best for their future. Should they stick to European languages because of all these promises of a continued close relationship with our European counterparts? Or should students look further afield, setting their sights on learning(…)


The three best newspapers to help you learn German

Looking for some realia to help you with your German learning? Look no further than German newspapers! With constant up to date use of the language on every current topic of conversation, there is little better way to practice. And thanks to the internet and so many newspapers now available digitally, an incredible resource for(…)


How watching La Casa de Papel (Money Heist) can help you learn Spanish

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(…)


5 great films to help you learn Italian

Learning Italian? Want an easy way to check your understanding? Italian cinema is here for you! What better way to recap your studies and get real Italian pronunciation and language in use without doing anything more strenuous than pointing your remote at the TV. Here are some of the best Italian films to help you(…)


5 great films to help you learn French

Learning French? There are many great movies that you can watch to improve your French skills. Click here to discover the best films to help you learn French!

Sometimes studying a language isn’t about mental gymnastics trying to figure out how a grammar rule works. Sometimes it’s about taking a step back and enjoying what you already know. What better way to check your understanding and give yourself a little pride for how much you’ve learned so far, than to watch a film(…)


5 great films to help you learn German

Learning German? There are many great movies that you can watch to improve your German skills. Click here to discover the best films to help you learn German!

So you’re learning German, want to study today, yet don’t feel like anything too heavy. We hear you! Why not find a German film to watch? Film is a great way to practice language, giving you exposure to pronunciation, colloquialisms, and a range of accents and dialects. So where do we start? Here are some(…)