Language of the Week: German

As the annual festival of Oktoberfest gets underway in Munich this week, we’ve chosen German as our latest Language of the Week. If you’re anything like us, when you hear ‘Oktoberfest’ you probably think of beer (oh – just us?) but there’s a lot more to the event than that. Oktoberfest is actually the world’s … Read more

Learning Spanish: don’t be embarazada…

When learning a new language, one thing we all want to avoid is making a fool of ourselves. For those of you learning Spanish, here is a little cheat sheet to steer clear of future embarrassment:   When asking for a spoon at a restaurant, be sure to say: ¿Puedo tener una cuchara, por favor? = … Read more

8 common language mistakes to avoid [infographic]

When you’re learning a new language, it’s easy to make mistakes. And that’s ok; it’s the best way to learn. But sometimes you might think you know what you’re saying, and actually you’ve said something very different. Here are a few examples to look out for… Please let us know your own examples and as … Read more