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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(…)


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(…)


Professional Benefits of Online Language Training

If you are a professional, you know how important it is to constantly update yourself to be ahead of the game. Competition is fierce, and professionals need to learn the most in-demand skills if they want to stand out in the labour market. Knowing a foreign language will help you do just that. Yet, learning(…)


How to Learn a Language with Closed Captions

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:(…)


The Best 5 Beer Festivals for Language Lovers

If you love languages and beer, you can combine them at a beer festival! They are the perfect place to party, taste exotic beers and brush up on your informal vocabulary in your target language. It doesn’t matter if you’re learning German, French or Chinese, you’ll be able to find a beer fest for you anywhere(…)


Punjabi: A Unique Indo-Aryan Language

When it comes to popular languages to learn we tend to go with the trend and think of things like Mandarin, Spanish and English. But if you look at any top ten most widely spoken language list, and there will be all sorts of other languages that are worth your consideration. This time, Punjabi is(…)


Remaining Neutral: Gender Roles, Pronouns and Language Change

Gender roles and understanding gender fluidity is a very much 2018 sort of topic. With so many countries, policies and attitudes moving in the direction of acceptance and anti-discrimination, languages, not just English, are ever-evolving. At the end of the day, the language we use about ourselves and others is ultimately what defines us. And(…)


Black Panther Brings Xhosa into the Limelight

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(…)