Did You Know You Can Speak Latin?

Last week we added our 133rd language to the uTalk app – and it’s a good one! Latin has been around ever since the year 75 BC and it has evolved from Old Latin to Classical Latin, to Early Modern Latin and finally Modern Latin. Along with Greek, its roots are used in theology, biology, … Read more

Learning Latin with Harry Potter

Just before Christmas, I helped our language producer record Latin, which will be coming to uTalk later in the year. Whilst listening to the Latin speakers I found I recognised some of the words (although I have never learnt Latin before). And then I realised this was due to my love for/slight obsession with Harry … Read more

Junior Language Challenge: why Portuguese?

The Junior Language Challenge 2015 launched last week, with children all over the UK learning Portuguese in the first round of our national competition. If you’re wondering why we picked Portuguese, here are a few fun facts about one of the world’s most widely spoken languages. Boa sorte to everyone taking part in the Junior Language … Read more

Scire linguas: Why Knowing Your Latin Can Help Your Language Skills

Thanks to London Translations for today’s blog post about the value of learning Latin! Latin, a language that is more than 2,000 years old and is still spoken in the Vatican today, has shaped modern European languages like no other. Who would’ve thought that this medium of communication, which spread through the power of the … Read more