Chinese New Year 2012 – Year Of The Dragon

eurotalk talk now mandarin chineseThe start of the Chinese New Year begins on the 23rd January this year – 2012. This year is the Year of the Dragon and marks the beginning of the Chinese year 4710.   Why not learn to speak one of the most important languages in the world – Mandarin Chinese. To honour the start of the Chinese New Year, we are highlighting our recommended top ways to learn Mandarin Chinese, featuring some of the best and most innovative language providers in the world.

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languageadvantage.com Winter 2011 Newsletter

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Winter 2011 Newsletter

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Feeling stuck for ideas on what Christmas gifts to give this year? Well, we’ve made it easy for you by sharing a few gift ideas right here! Give the gift of language this year! Give the language advantage!

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World Events Calendar

Language Advantage Events brings you a countdown of the most popular language and cultural events from around the world!

Keep up-to-date with what’s going on each month for the most important, and sometimes the most weird, celebrations, events and festivals. Click on the event name for more information.

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* Canada Day, CanadaCanada Day, Canada

The 1st July each year marks the national day of Canada or, Canada Day. In French, the day is called Fête du Canada

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* Independence Day USAIndependence Day USA

What does the 4th of July mean to you? The modern day 4th July is Independence Day and one of the biggest national (or federal) holidays in the United States of America.

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* Pamplona Bull Run, SpainPamplona Bull Run, Spain

The Pamplona Bull Run runs from 6 – 14 July every year in Pamplona, Spain. It is known as El Encierro in Spanish and takes place as part of the Fiesta de San Fermi­n

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* Pamplona Bull Run, SpainPamplona Bull Run, Spain

The Pamplona Bull Run runs from 6 – 14 July every year in Pamplona, Spain. It is known as El Encierro in Spanish and takes place as part of the Fiesta de San Fermi­n

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* Pamplona Bull Run, SpainPamplona Bull Run, Spain

The Pamplona Bull Run runs from 6 – 14 July every year in Pamplona, Spain. It is known as El Encierro in Spanish and takes place as part of the Fiesta de San Fermi­n

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* Pamplona Bull Run, SpainPamplona Bull Run, Spain

The Pamplona Bull Run runs from 6 – 14 July every year in Pamplona, Spain. It is known as El Encierro in Spanish and takes place as part of the Fiesta de San Fermi­n

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* Pamplona Bull Run, SpainPamplona Bull Run, Spain

The Pamplona Bull Run runs from 6 – 14 July every year in Pamplona, Spain. It is known as El Encierro in Spanish and takes place as part of the Fiesta de San Fermi­n

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* Pamplona Bull Run, SpainPamplona Bull Run, Spain

The Pamplona Bull Run runs from 6 – 14 July every year in Pamplona, Spain. It is known as El Encierro in Spanish and takes place as part of the Fiesta de San Fermi­n

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* Pamplona Bull Run, SpainPamplona Bull Run, Spain

The Pamplona Bull Run runs from 6 – 14 July every year in Pamplona, Spain. It is known as El Encierro in Spanish and takes place as part of the Fiesta de San Fermi­n

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* Pamplona Bull Run, SpainPamplona Bull Run, Spain

The Pamplona Bull Run runs from 6 – 14 July every year in Pamplona, Spain. It is known as El Encierro in Spanish and takes place as part of the Fiesta de San Fermi­n

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* Bastille Day, FranceBastille Day, France

Bastille Day, known in French as le quatorze juillet or Fête Nationale, is a French National holiday held on the 14 July each year.

* Pamplona Bull Run, SpainPamplona Bull Run, Spain

The Pamplona Bull Run runs from 6 – 14 July every year in Pamplona, Spain. It is known as El Encierro in Spanish and takes place as part of the Fiesta de San Fermi­n

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Give A Budget Language Gift

Living Language French CalendarWant some new gift ideas?  We all know how money-conscious we have to be nowadays. With this in mind, we have hand-picked our top language gifts on a budget.  Give your friends, families and colleagues a very different gift this year – give them a language gift and let them get their language advantage! Happy holidays! [Read more…]

Language Gifts

Give a very different gift for any occasion… give the gift of language!

Here are our top ideas for giving a language gift. Give the language advantage!


01 Give a language calendar

How better to start off the New Year with a 2012 calendar in Spanish, French, German or Italian? You’ll be able to practice a little bit of your language every day and you’ll also know all about international holidays and events that have occured on a particular day too. Get organised and get the language advantage!
for more information and to buy a language calendar, browse our Language Advantage Gift shop on amazon.co.uk>>
for more information and to buy a language calendar, browse our Language Advantage Gift Store on amazon.com>>

02 Give an audiomagazine subscription

think french audio magazinesHow about this for a very different kind of gift! Give them an audio magazine from the Think Language range. We recommend the Think Spanish, Think French and Think Italian audio magazines, which are proving to be a very popular way to learn Spanish, French and Italian online.They are designed to improve your Spanish, French or Italian the fun way, whilst also teaching you about the life and culture.

There are between eight and ten articles every month, covering topics from people, fiestas, ecotourism and recipes.  It is an authentic approach for learning French, Spanish or Italian online, for intermediate and advanced learners.  You can even download the audio onto your iPhone or mp3 player and listen while you’re away, following a print out of the audio in magazine style, along with explanations of vocabulary.

Browse the Think Spanish, Think French and Think Italian audio magazines>>

03 Give some magnetic poetry

spanish-magnetic-poetryFor the creative wordsmiths among you, why not get your friends and family some magnetic poetry in French, Spanish and Italian? They might drive you crazy by sticking words all over your kitchen – or you may be surprised at how romantic the ‘feed the dog’ messages can seem when left in French! Fun and you’ll absorb new words while opening the fridge and clearing the dishwasher.
for more information and to buy magnetic poetry, browse our Language Advantage Gift Shop on amazon.co.uk>>
for more information and to buy magnetic poetry, browse our Language Advantage Gift Store on amazon.com>>

04 Give a language gadget

Give the latest in language technology, the speech-to-speech translator, to the person that has everything, but is always travelling across the world! They’ll never be stuck for words – and will always have something to start off a conversation. This is really cool! There are many more language gadgets including dictionaries for your PDA.
for more information and to buy a language gadget, browse Ectaco in the UK and USA>>

05 Give a language toy or game

orchard-toys-trouvons-imageBilingual dolls, board games in other languages, sticker books, story books, dvds, videos, CD-ROMs and more! You may even enjoy Scrabble or Monopoly in Spanish! Give your children a language gift and they’ll be having so much fun, they won’t realise they’re learning a language … and you’ll be giving them one of the most fantastic gifts a parent can give a child!
for more information and to buy a language toy or game, browse our Language Advantage Gift shop on amazon.co.uk>>
for more information and to buy a language toy or game, browse our Language Advantage Gift store on amazon.com>>

06 Give a foreign language movie

Give a foreign language film on DVD to learn a bit of the lingo in real use! Follow along with subtitles or just see how much you can pick up by just watching the film. You’ll learn a lot about the culture too. A perfect present to help pass a cold winter’s night!
for more information and to buy a foreign language film, browse our Language Advantage Gift shop on amazon.co.uk>>
for more information and to buy a foreign language movie, browse our Language Advantage Gift store on amazon.com>>

07 Give a CD in another language

manu-chao-world-music-cdTake a look at our selection of world music – there is music there from many languages and many cultures. You’ll be surprised at how quickly you will be singing along. A great present for the music lover in your family and it is sure to get a party going over this holiday season!
for more information and to buy world music, browse our Language Advantage Gift shop on amazon.co.uk>>
for more information and to buy world music, browse our Language Advantage Gift store on amazon.com>>

08 Give a language course

michel-thomas-mandarin-chinese-foundationThere are lots of language courses to choose from, but the most popular are the audio-only courses. Try out Michel Thomas and Pimsleur – these courses are so addictive, you may not see your friend or relative for a good few hours – they’ll be driving around in the car or they’ll be tied to the stereo. For intermediate or advanced learners, a language audiomagazine is a language gift to last a year! You’ll be giving a CD with an accompanying vocabulary and study guide – and the opportunity to keep up with the latest news and views straight from the country.
for more information and to buy a language course, browse our Language Advantage shop on amazon.co.uk>>
for more information and to buy a language course, browse our Language Advantage store on amazon.com>>

09 Give a language book

If your friend or relative is really passionate about languages, then there are some superb books and dictionaries for them. Some are amazing reference books such as the encyclopedia of languages or whet the appetite of your friends and family for New Year travel with a travel novel. They are all books that someone who is language-mad would be proud to own! And they’ll be so absorbed by their new book, that they’ll leave plenty of food and drink for you!
for more information and to buy a language book, browse our Language Advantage Gift shop on amazon.co.uk>>
for more information and to buy a language book, browse our Language Advantage Gift store on amazon.com>>

10 Give a culture book

A culture book is an ideal gift for anyone in your family that is an avid traveller, whether for pleasure or for business. From a light-hearted look at the different customs and foibles of different nationalities, to a serious look at the academic theory behind cultural management – they’ll be something here to engage the traveller in your midst.
for more information and to buy a culture book, browse our Language Advantage Culture shop on amazon.co.uk>>
for more information and to buy a culture book, browse our Language Advantage Culture store on amazon.com>>

11 Give a Spanish-language holiday

If you’re really flash with cash, then you may want to treat your loved one to a language holiday. How would they like Spanish and Dancing or Spanish and Scuba Diving? You can combine your Spanish-language holiday with many activities. Why not give it a whirl!
browse language courses in Spanish-speaking countries>>

Browse more language gifts from our Language Advantage Gift shop UK and Language Advantage Gift store USA


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Give a Language Gift Every Day!

How better to start off the New Year with a 2009 calendar in Spanish, French, German or Italian? You’ll be able to practise a little bit of language every day and you’ll be kept up-to-date about international holidays and events every day. Get organised and get the language advantage! [Read more…]