Category Archives: showbiz

Squid Game: The Real Games and Social Problems that Inspired the Most-Viewed Netflix Show Ever


Squid Game, a show that has been breaking records since its release, has reminded us all Korean television is every bit as engaging and addictive as Korean movies. This violent, thought-provoking, highly entertaining show is here to prove that there is a lot of fun to be had while learning a language. If you watched the show(…)

4 Top HBO Movies and Shows to Learn English And Have Fun


When you think about learning English, what comes to mind first? Is it the tape recorder your English teacher used to carry with her all the time? Is it those old textbooks with smiley teenagers on the cover? Luckily, learning English today is much more fun than it was ten or twenty years ago. Podcasts,(…)

4 Unforgettable Korean Drama Films That You Need to Watch Right Now


In 2017, Boon Joon-ho hired the likes of Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano and Jake Gyllennhaal to star in Okja, a South Korean Drama co-produced with the US for Netflix, in which a young girl befriends a genetically modified “super pig”. That’s how, three years before he took an Academy Award for his masterpiece Parasite, Joon-hoo(…)

3 International Divas that Every Language-Lover Should Worship


The word diva, an Italian borrowing meaning “female deity”, entered the English language just before the 20th century. Originally, divas were celebrated opera singers of unmatched excellence and renown. However, the meaning of the term has since broadened to include any woman of outstanding talent in the world of theatre, cinema and popular music. For(…)

Listen & Learn Choice Awards 2020: Best TV Series


2020 has been the weirdest year in a long time. On the one hand, the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has led to the suspension of most television production from mid-March 2020 onward. But on the other hand, this disruption took place at a time when the only thing most people could do was stay at home(…)

Top 5 Swahili Movies To Watch and Learn


Are you thinking about learning an African language? Then, you might want to consider Swahili. Swahili is the national language in several African countries such as Kenya and Uganda, and its popularity seems to be increasing by the minute. Recent reports indicate that the use of Swahili is spreading all over the continent, as more(…)

Language Learning With Netflix: Top Tips & Resources


You may have heard that learning a language is a long-term investment and that the best way of becoming fluent is to communicate with native speakers. While this is true, it poses a little problem. If you live in Australia, for example, and want to practise Spanish, you’ll need to go abroad to find native(…)