Tag Archives: Spanish

How to Step Up Your Language Game with Upcoming Brexit

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English might be perceived as the lingua franca of this world, and we’ve touched on many reasons why that’s not the case, but what happens when the United Kingdom leaves the EU, leaving behind it 27 other nations who, by majority, do not have English as an official language? Will English still be listed as(…)


Capitalising on Language Skills

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We have long known that listing more than one language on your CV is a career asset. Aside from the obvious benefits of being bilingual, or even multilingual, there are numerous transferable skills associated with dedicating yourself to learning and maintaining a second language such as: commitment, organisation and time management to list but a few.(…)


Tweeting in Other Languages: Advantages and Disadvantages

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As first steps in things that have become monumental, this very first Tweet by web designer Jack Dorsey is lacking in anything profound. Since that first Tweet back in 2006 Twitter has grown into an unbelievably useful and responsive social media platform, where people can type before their brains engage and bullies have brought new(…)


Unearthing the Bookworms: First Novels in Original Languages

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As language lovers it is pretty much a given that we are also huge fans of books. So it goes without saying that combining these two things make us very happy indeed; happier than Samwise Gamgee in a field of potatoes and anyone with a heartbeat in the presence of Jamie Fraser. Okay maybe not(…)


Time to Head Down South: Bariloche, Argentina

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This week for Travel Tuesday we are going a little further afield in our adventures. You will still need a European language so pack your Spanish phrasebook, and get yourself ready for a visit to Bariloche in Argentina. San Carlos de Bariloche, more commonly known as Bariloche, is a city in the province of Rio(…)


Top Spanish Food and Drink

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¡Hola! ¿Cómo estás? ¿Tienes hambre? ¿Sí? ¡Bueno! Yes, you really are in the right place if you’re hungry (hambre), we promise. For we are about to embark on a little Spanish food and drink tour. Ready? ¡Vamos! 1. Tortillas Let’s start with an expected, comforting Spanish culinary delight. Tortillas, the trusty, hefty Spanish omelette, is(…)


The Most Confusing Consonants in Europe

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When you are learning a new language or even just travelling to a new country, you can find yourself wrapping your lips around tongue twisters that you never even expected. Letters are not necessarily pronounced the same abroad. Adventures in paella To illustrate that point, take the humble paella. To an English speaker who has(…)


5 Student Strategies for Surviving Cancún’s Spring Break

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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(…)


What Makes a Language?

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Birds do it. Bees do it. Even educated – okay, let’s not get our wires crossed here. This is not a pining revisit to Valentine’s Day and about falling in love. What we are talking about is communication and the fact that we all do it, we all use language to communicate – even animals. But(…)


Mexico: A Tourist’s Guide to Staying Safe and Having Fun

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Many travellers shy away from Mexico due to high crime rates, though the country actually has fewer crimes per year than the United States. In a country with warm, hospitable residents; fantastic handmade goods; beautiful scenery and a rich and turbulent history, there’s no reason to not to visit Mexico, as long as you’re careful(…)