Category Archives: language guru

Chinese: A Breakdown of the Writing System

They say you can learn a lot about a person from their handwriting. Graphologists suggest that they can interpret emotions, mindsets and even environments, just from studying someone’s scrawl. So what about writers of Chinese? Is the same true for them? We’re more about the language and less about the writing if we are being(…)


5 most multicultural cities in the world

We live in a globalised world, where people move around all the time and make different countries and cities their home. In this way, we can be in places like Buenos Aires and speak in English with friends from the US, taste delicious kebabs from Turkey or dance to the rhythm of Brazilian samba. But(…)


Celebrate the International Day of Families!

In 1994, the UN’s Division for Inclusive Social Development (DISD) decided to observe the International Day of Families on May 15th every year. In 2020, it has become more relevant than ever. As stated by the UN, “It is the families who bear the brunt of the COVID-19 crisis, sheltering their members from harm, caring for(…)


Top 3 strategies to improve your language skills lightning-fast!

Are you learning a foreign language and want to become proficient and sound native-like after dedicating so much time and hard work to your studies? Language learning is not only about acquiring grammar knowledge and vocabulary, but also developing your productive and receptive skills and, crucially, practising them! The most effective way to learn a(…)


Celebrate Spanish Language Day, Wherever You Are in the World!

Spanish, the official language of more than 20 countries, today has 450-600 million speakers worldwide, and is the second most-spoken native language on the planet. Some researchers believe that there will be as many Spanish speakers as there are English ones by 2050.   In 2010, the UN decided to establish certain dates to celebrate(…)


5 great cartoons to watch to help you learn German

Does watching cartoons to learn a language sound like fun to you? Then, why aren’t you? With so many streaming services offering content in languages from the world over you are bound to find something you want to watch. And with simple language used to tell stories that are visually appealing, it will be no(…)