9 (More) Reasons To Learn French

9 (More) Reasons To Learn French

Over the weekend, you may have spotted my latest video 9 Reasons To Learn French, but just in case you missed it, here it is along with 9 more reasons to learn French! Raison número 10 French food! I had a pain au chocolat for breakfast on Sunday morning and couldn’t believe I hadn’t mentioned […]

15 Untranslatable Words Expressed In GIFs.

15 Untranslatable Words Expressed In GIFs.

Because sometimes, you know, stuff is just untranslatable, and a picture says a thousand words. So if that picture is moving…well, that’s a lot of words. Donaldkacsázás (Hungarian)      via arresteddevelopmentgifs.tumblr.com Wearing a shirt but no pants à la Donald Duck…! Saudade (Portuguese) via meandmewsic.tumblr.com The feeling of missing something or someone that is […]

Language Quest: Dutch in 3 Months

Language Quest: Dutch in 3 Months

Taking part in the italki Language Challenge earlier this year inspired me to keep up learning new languages on the side. Not that I needed much inspiration, it’s pretty much in my DNA, but there you go. Also, I should make it clear that I say ‘on the side’ because my real focus right now […]

Is My Child Too Young To Start Learning A Language?

I don’t have any children and I’m not a doctor of anything. Stop! No! Don’t click off this page thinking I was trying to lure you in with the title and then starting like that. I’m sorry. Stay, please. Tea? Coffee? I have custard creams!                                        via celebritybiscuitdatabase.com I’ll try again. I don’t have any […]

How To Learn Vocabulary Fast With FlashSticks!

How To Learn Vocabulary Fast With FlashSticks!

I’ve recently teamed up with FlashSticks to trial their product with my students. As you can see in the video, they got pretty creative with their FlashSticks – which means they’re definitely going to be more likely to remember those words! What are FlashSticks?                                          via Angelikasgerman.co.uk FlashSticks are a great resource to help you […]

10 Essential French Musicians to Help You Learn French

10 Essential French Musicians to Help You Learn French

So you’ve spent hours learning grammar and writing essays in French. You deserve a break, right? But deep down, there’s a little niggle saying you should keep on studying. Sigh. Well, take that break. You deserve it. But to keep the niggle at bay, try listening to some of these awesome French musicians. (Psst…When I […]

Spanish Songs For Learning Verbs

Spanish Songs For Learning Verbs

Following on nicely from this post, I’ve compiled an 8tracks playlist full of songs that have lots of lovely examples of Spanish verbs! I’ve tried to pick a variety of styles and musical genres to interest a wider variety of people. You’ll also notice the annotations for each song in the track listing (which shows […]

What Is Fluency?

What Is Fluency?

Fluency. It’s the ultimate goal, the ultimate target, the Holy Grail  when learning a language. It’s also something that can really put people off when they start learning a language. But, what is fluency anyway? Is it this unattainable beast that it’s sometimes believed to be? In my latest video, I tackle this question and […]

10 Essential Spanish Musicians to Help You Learn Spanish

10 Essential Spanish Musicians to Help You Learn Spanish

There is some music that is unavoidable if you learn Spanish, some that is obvious to find, and some not so obvious. Either way, it’ll all help you on your quest to becoming better at Spanish. Here’s a list of my personal favourite Spanish language musicians! Calle 13 Calle 13 are a Puerto Rican reggaeton […]

9 Reasons To Learn Another Language.

9 Reasons To Learn Another Language.

In case you haven’t guessed from my blog so far, one of my aims is to promote language learning in general. So I made a video to do so. Yay! Here are my 9 reasons to learn a language… [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpTfl_GqPUs&w=560&h=315] What do you think? What motivates you to learn languages? Leave your thoughts in […]