Winter 2011 Newsletter newsletter

Winter 2011 Newsletter

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Viva Mexico!!

The 16th September marks Mexico’s Independence Day when millions of Mexicans around the world celebrate Mexico’s independence from Spanish rule. For almost 300 years, the indigenous peoples of Mexico had suffered from the ruthless dictatorship of the Spaniards.

With parties in many zocalos or main squares around Mexico on the 15th September and then parades on the 16th September, it is truly a large fiesta for the country.

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Hindi Day

Did you know that the 14th September is Hindi Day? Also known as Hindi Diwas, this date marks the day when Hindi became the official language of India. It was first acknowledged on the 14th September 1949 when it was spoken during a United Nations conference in New York.

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Summer Issue August 2011 Newsletter newsletter

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Welcome to the summer issue of the Language Advantage Newsletter! Our focus is all about fast language learning for holidays and vacations. We bring you two of our recommended bestselling language products you can use before you go on holiday or while you’re already in your holiday destination. More bestselling products are available on [Read more…]

Canada Day 2011

The 1st July each year marks the national day of Canada or Canada Day. In French, the day is called la Fête du Canada.  This day celebrates the anniversary of the British North America Act (also more commonly known as the Constitution Act, 1867) when three British colonies were united to become one country, or what we know as Canada. [Read more…]

Celebrate European Music Day 2011

European Music Day falls on 21 June 2011. It is an annual event turning the streets in cities all across Europe into music stages – and what’s more, it’s free for everyone!

The European Music Day was born in France in 1982, when the then French Minister of Culture Jack Lang and the French Ministry of Culture, set up Music Day (Fete de la Musique) for the first time. [Read more…]

Cannes Film Festival 2011

Cannes Film Festival 2011The 64th Cannes Film Festival (Festival de Cannes) runs from 11th – 22nd May 2011. Cannes: not your average seaside resort but a beautiful, trendy resort on the Cote d’Azur, France no less. The Cannes Film Festival: not your average local film festival, but one of the biggest and most prestigious showcases of the world’s best film-making. [Read more…]

The Eurovision Song Contest Is Back!

Yes folks … it’s that time again! On 14 May 2011, Düsseldorf in Germany plays host to the 56th Eurovision Song Contest. The Eurovision Song Contest is truly an international event and is one of the longest running and most watched shows on television in the world. The contest involves singers from 43 countries, across three days and is watched by over 100 million people around the world. [Read more…]

Europe Day Celebrations

Europe Day 2011Did you know that the 9 May is Europe Day and that this date is celebrated in Europe  every year?

On the 9 May 1950, what is now known as the European Union, was first proposed. In Paris, the French Foreign Minister of the time, Robert Schuman [Read more…]

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