Are You ‘Asia Literate’?

What do you think being ‘Asia Literate’ means? For those studying Asian languages such as Japanese and Chinese, this term means much more than just learning the language. It suggests a greater understanding of Asia’s culture, cuisine and customs. It is also much more than just learning the language of a country; it represents a true understanding of cultures and other languages.

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Think Spanish June 2013 Issue Out Now!

think spanish june 2013 cover¡HOLA! Who is going to Spain or Latin America this summer and wants to brush up on their Spanish language? Before you go, why not give the Think Spanish online audio magazine a try. The June issue of the Think French Online Audio Magazine is out now and is packed with articles covering topics including places and people, markets and museums. It is an authentic approach to learning the Spanish language for intermediate and advanced learners. You can also listen to each article by downloading the audio clips onto your computer, iPhone or other device.

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Think French May 2013 Issue Is Out Now!

think french may 2013 coverAre you going to France this summer? Or, just to Paris for a city break? Try the Think French online audio magazine which is a great alternative for intermediate and advanced French language learners. The May issue of the Think French Online Audio Magazine is now available. There are between eight and ten articles in each monthly issue of the subscription, covering topics from people, festivals, ecotourism and recipes. It is an authentic approach to learning the French language online and you can download the audio onto your iPhone or other device and listen while you’re away.

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Tonal Languages And Musical Ability Are A Good Mix

Scientists have shown in a research study that people who speak languages, have a greater ability to learn music than those who do not. In particular, those who speak tonal languages such as Cantonese and Thai, have a much better ear for learning music. It is thought that these languages resemble music due to their pitch and tonal patterns.

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2013 First Issue of Think French Online Audio Magazine Is Now Available!

think-french-january-2013-issueThe first issue of the Think French Online Audio Magazine is available for 2013! This is a great alternative and/or support to learning the French language. There are between eight and ten articles every month, covering topics from people, fiestas, ecotourism and recipes. It is an authentic approach for learning the French language online, for intermediate and advanced learners. You can even download the audio onto your iPhone or mp3 player and listen while you’re away, whilst following a print-out of the audio in magazine style, along with explanations of vocabulary.

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New Year Language Resolutions With Language Advantage!

With the coming of the New Year, everyone makes resolutions. Why not make learning a new language your resolution in 2013? Or, improve on a language that you have already been learning? We’ve hand-picked the best language courses for you, to help you make a start! Whether you are beginner, intermediate or advanced, we have some great suggestions for you. Get your language advantage moving this year and try one of these language courses! [Read more…]

WE LOVE MUZZY! Muzzy Review Coming Soon!

bbc muzzy 20th anniversary edition level 2We love Muzzy. We really do and it seems that so do many of you as the famous BBC Muzzy is still one of the best and most innovative language courses for kids on the market today. Just put on the DVD and see your young kids captivated by their new language. This could be the most important gift you ever give your child. And, what’s more, we have a young mum trying out this BBC muzzy course on her two little boys as we speak. Her review will be coming soon!

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Winter Warmers! Stay In With A Language Course!

bbc talk portugueseIt’s that time again, when the nights are drawing in, it’s getting a bit frosty and cold and Christmas is just around the corner! But before we even think about Christmas presents, why not keep warm by staying in and learning a new language or brushing up on one? We have a great choice of bestselling language courses to suit most ages, tastes and levels.

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How Can We Save Dying Languages And Dialects?

A recent article asks how young people can take on the responsibility of learning the dialects of their regional area. There are people up and down the UK doing all they can to try and preserve local dialects regionally and nationally before they die out. It is a good thing that these groups of people are trying to engage the young to learn their local dialect as, according to the Foundation for Endangered Languages, most languages in the world will die out within a couple of generations.

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Oktoberfest – Bier, Bier And More Bier!

Official-Oktoberfest-2012-posterThe Munich Oktoberfest in Germany takes place from the 22nd September until the 7th October 2012. The Oktoberfest is essentially a huge annual beer festival with music, performances, fun fairs, German food and of course, lots and lots of beer drinking!

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