Spain is the country that gave me the solid foundations to get to a very good level in Spanish. I was there for just six months, and I got to a near-fluent level in that time. If you want to know how you can improve your español in España, this article has all you need to know.
Love it or hate it, the city of sails has some pretty spectacular sights, combining urban city with natural reserves and ocean landscapes. If you’re looking for a comprehensive list of all the best places to see beautiful views of Auckland, this is it.
I have been asked the same questions about being multilingual or learning a language time and time again, so I think it is time I set the record straight about a few things (and point out how annoying your questions are). These are the questions that we have all heard a million times, and should be avoided when talking to a polyglot.
I beleive that Ilha Bela might just be Sao Paulo state’s best-kept secret – and it certainly has some hidden gems of its own. It is quiet, it is clean, it is safe and it is beautiful – yet there is almost no-one around. Why?
If you have the opportunity to go to the country of the language you want to speak, whether you are there for a few weeks or a few years, you can definitely improve your language abilities vastly, particularly your speaking abilities. After all, you are in a place full of people who possess the skill you want!
In my mind I keep replaying the day that I was on top of the float seeing everyone’s smiling, laughing faces and I wonder what these same people must be going through now.
I’m only glad that we could speak Spanish and a bit of Portuguese, otherwise we would have been totally lost and probably still be lost in the Amazon rain forest somewhere (ha!). In all seriousness, I just had no idea what it would be like, so if you are thinking of doing this trip, hopefully this post will eliminate some of the confusion and help you understand what you are in for!
English. It’s a love-hate relationship for most learners. It is the only language that absolutely everyone feels the need to study. Why? This answer is simple, of course. It is the lingua franca of the world, the language almost everyone uses cross-culturally to communicate with each other. English will open so many doors for the average person, allowing them access to better jobs, more people, and possibly migration. This is obvious. But that is not what this article is about. This article’s question is: why English?
In day-to-day life here, around me all I hear is people complaining. About traffic, about prices, wages, the government. And I guess that it is quite normal for people to naturally think on the dark side, especially when they don’t know anything else. But in my opinion, it shouldn’t be like this.
Lima is one of my favourite cities I have been to and you would be missing out if you didn’t go. Here’s why.