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Aruba: One Happy Island, Many Happy Languages

For all you language people out there: are you looking for a place that is away from everything, with miles and miles of beaches, beautiful blue sea everywhere you look, and a wealth of languages to hear and speak as well? Then your next destination is Aruba, the Dutch Caribbean island off the coast of(…)


5 Reasons Why You Should be Learning Portuguese

Whenever people decide to embark on a language learning journey, they tend to choose languages like Spanish or French. It’s not all that surprising considering these two languages are common staples in most learning institutions. Portuguese seems to be a much less popular choice, which is mind-boggling considering all the benefits there are to learning(…)


Same Sounds + Same Meanings + Different Languages = Connection?

Ah, the cognate. The language learner’s friend, the link between learning and limbo. There is something very reassuring about coming across a familiar word that doesn’t already taste foreign on your tongue: one less word to learn, leaving more capacity for taking on that tongue-twister you’re having trouble pronouncing in your head, let alone out(…)


The Top Portuguese Slang You Need in Brazil

Oi! Tudo Bem? Are you down with the lingo thrown around on the streets of Brazil? No? Well you should be. As important as it is to master the ins and outs of grammar, if you want to achieve fluency, you have to learn how a language is used by ordinary people. And what represents(…)


10 Mistakes Tourists Headed to Brazil Make

Brazil is undoubtedly one of the most captivating and exotic countries to travel to and explore. Travellers are drawn by the world-famous beaches, the allure of Carnaval parties and the mysteries of the Amazon, among other draw-cards. But many travellers make some cliché errors when planning their travels. Make sure you get the most out(…)


4 Great Brazilian TV Shows To Practise Your Portuguese

It’s not just football matches that have Brazilians glued to their TV screens. On Brazilian television the telenovela reigns supreme. Telenovelas, prevalent across all of Latin America, are slightly different to traditional Western soap operas like Days of Our Lives. Brazil’s telenovelas typically run for around 8 months, and focus on a major plot line,(…)