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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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(…)


4 excellent telenovelas to improve your Spanish

Learning Spanish? Click here to discover a list of the best Telenovelas to learn Spanish!

TV is a great way to boost your language learning. What is particularly special with telenovas is that you get so invested in this tight community of characters, quickly picking up their accents and patterns of speech. This is a great way to get to grips with Spanish! So where should you start, since there(…)


Learning Mandarin? Follow these 5 Instagram accounts.

Thought Instagram was only for entertainment purposes? Think again! Click here to discover the best Instagram you need to follow to learn Mandarin!

Instagram is one of the most popular apps, one of several we’d be lost without having on our phones. So if you already spend half your day scrolling through the stories of people you follow, why not have an excuse for even more time on Instagram? Learning Mandarin, for example? Instagram will help! Here are(…)


Monolingualism in Film: Celebrating English Accents Everywhere

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If you’re a Brit watching a Hollywood film, you’re probably used to hearing your accent being butchered portrayed by the villain. It’s not good—there are more accents in the UK than just Queen’s English and Cockney, for example—but there are far worse ways to be disrespectful with a language than replacing one form of English(…)