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Music and Language: 10 Artists Who Inspire Language Learning


We might have mentioned this once or twice before, but we are big believers that listening to music is a great way to help you learn a language. Our message here today is twofold; first, to give you a few examples of non-English artists who might enhance your own language learning journey, and second, to(…)

Learn Chinese Through Music – Here’s How (and Why)


Learning a new language, especially one with a totally unfamiliar writing and phonetic system, is always challenging when it comes to vocabulary and fluency. Luckily Chinese is already a lyrical language, so using music to help propel learning can make it truly fun and memorable. A couple of things to keep in mind before adding(…)

How To Learn Finnish – Or Any Language – Through Music


‘Pelasta mut!!!’ sings Aki Tykki of Happoradio, fixing you with a steely stare from beneath his pipo – cap, to you and me. This is the beautiful song Pelastaja which translates as ‘Saviour’, and this man, without a doubt, can save me, anytime. I digress. When I first decided to learn Finnish, because, hey, that’s(…)

Bam Bam Brasil! The Top 6 Music Acts in Brazil Today


Brazil is the home of an astounding array of music, as was frequently explored during the World Cup of 2014. Some of the finest Brazilian musicians of all time were collected together on an exceptional album entitled ‘Sonzeira: Brasil Bam Bam Bam’, for which you’re strongly recommended to hunt bargain bins to pick up a(…)

5 Unusual Ways to Learn Spanish Through Music


There are many fun ways to learn the Spanish language and some of them involve listening to music. If you want to improve your Spanish skills then here are a few unusual methods involving music: 1. Listen to the Translated Version of Your Favourite Songs You might not realise just how many songs have been(…)

10 All Time Classic Songs from Argentina


If you love music then you’ll have a lot of fun learning Spanish. From Spain to Cuba and from Mexico to Chile you’ll find that each Spanish-speaking country has a rich musical heritage. Argentina has its very own brand of music, influenced by the country’s history and spiced with its love for tango. Here are(…)

You Just Can’t Beat The Beatles


The Beatles are inarguably the most successful, famous, referenced, and analysed musical group ever, but what is it that makes them so special even after all these years, and will there ever be another band quite like them? The Beatles, and their contemporaries, existed in an era where there was a culture of creativity, and(…)