Tag Archives: Language Learning

The Road to Making French Great Again

When Emmanuel Macron won the French elections in May 2017, his tasks included an overhaul of the French economy, and attempting to resurge the influence of France in Europe. Although these sorts of campaigns are nothing out of the ordinary for newly elected leaders to promise, his latest drive to make French great again is(…)


Could Vietnamese Become the Next Powerhouse Language?

Vietnam ticks many boxes on the list of potential places to travel, with its breathtaking landscape, affordability, and the friendliness of the Vietnamese people. It is also attracting the attention of the real estate market and other investors such as those from the processing and packaging industry, as demonstrated by an international exhibition about to(…)


Frisian: A European Language of the Future?

We recently looked at the various forms of German, from standard German all the way over to Swiss. Now, we’d like to take a further look at Frisian; a language often accused of being merely a dialect of German instead of a language in its own right, and one that is one of the closest(…)


5 Tips for Moving Back ‘Home’ after Years Abroad

There are tons of blog posts out there with tips for moving abroad to a completely new country, culture and way of life. But we don’t always give a lot of thought to what happens when expat life ends, and when you have to move back to your home country. Sure, expat life is addictive(…)


8 Signs You’re a Travel Junkie

A travel addiction can start out simply enough: you take that one trip that changes everything. Before you know it, you find yourself addicted to getting out there and seeing the world. And travel can be a bit like a drug. The more you do it, the more you want to do it (and the(…)


Here’s Why Language Learning Should Never be a Solitary Experience

Learning a new language requires a fair amount of putting yourself out there, and yes, sometimes even making a fool of yourself. Which is why it can be all too tempting to opt for language courses and apps where embarrassing yourself is not an option. After all, if you don’t have to interact with anyone(…)


5 Things to Know Before Visiting Qatar

Qatar is a rather small Muslim country located in the Persian Gulf and brimming with a cultural wealth any traveller would be lucky to experience. While most might bypass Qatar in favour of the bigger, more well-known Middle East countries such as Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Qatar definitely has a charm all its own and(…)


5 Practical Things to Know Before You Move to Madrid

Moving abroad is definitely an exciting experience, and it’s pretty easy to get caught up in the glamour of it all and forget about the practical side of living overseas. Spain has one of the best standards of living in the world, which makes it a great country to move to. And its capital, Madrid,(…)


Icelandic and Speaking like a Viking

If you’ve been watching Vikings and are intrigued by the story line and costumes, perhaps you’d be interested in knowing a little of the language used (yes, sorry to disappoint you; Viking vernacular was not standard English). But before you jump into your TARDIS or find yourself some standing stones, there’s no need to travel(…)


New Year’s Resolutions and Reasons to Learn Chinese

We’re now on the other side of New Year celebrations, so it’s time for the traditional joys of January: bemoaning a lack of money since we’ve spent up over the festive season; wailing at our reflections now we can’t fit into our favourite jeans; and of course, making ourselves promises that we absolutely aren’t going(…)