Learning Languages with Music: A Taste of Ugandan Culture

Studies have proven that music can help when it comes to learning, boosting your mood and helping you to form memories. But when it comes to learning languages, in particular, there’s another way that music can help—they’re direct exposure to your target language! In this blog post, we’ll be looking at music from Uganda, as … Read more

Le Musée de l’Homme – Paris

7000 languages, 7 billion people – one museum’s answer The word of God, children’s novels, recipes, drunken talk, rumours or political promises: everything is about speaking. It’s estimated that there are 7000 spoken languages in the world and a billion different ways to say all those things. This uninterrupted discussion among people of generations started … Read more

Blog: European Day of Languages

26th September is European Day of Languages, and in honour of this special day we thought we’d have a look at some interesting facts about the European languages. Did you know that the root of many European languages can be found in the Indo-European language family, which has many subdivisions including the Italic, Celtic, Germanic … Read more

Child Genius winner Rhea reveals Bollywood secret to her language learning

The winner of Channel 4’s Child Genius 2016 is to share her love of learning with the finalists of uTalk’s national competition, the Junior Language Challenge (JLC), when she presents prizes at the grand final on Friday. 10-year-old Rhea – who speaks Gujarati and is learning French and Hindi – believes knowing other languages helps … Read more

10 reasons to visit… Sigulda

If you haven’t heard of Sigulda, you probably aren’t in the minority. Described as the ‘Switzerland of Vidzeme’, Sigulda is popular with both locals and tourists alike. It is well worth a Google to see if it’s your thing. Sigulda is a small town about 50 kilometres from Riga, Latvia. To get there from Riga … Read more

Top 10 tips for learning a language

We originally published this infographic back at the start of last year as ‘top 10 tips for learning a language in 2014‘. But if there’s one thing we know, it’s that learning a language is something you can do anytime, anywhere. So here are our top 10 tips for learning a language – whenever you … Read more

Way, Haul Away… Sea shanties and language learning

Last weekend, I spent a very merry, slightly tipsy few days at the International Sea Shanty Festival in Falmouth. International What, now? Allow me to explain. Every year, Falmouth town hosts a three-day festival of nautical songs and chants, to which people flock not only from all over Cornwall, but from foreign parts too – … Read more

The Long And Winding Road… of Long Distance Bus Travel

If you’re on a budget or just want to indulge in a bit of thinking time, travelling across Europe by bus could be the thing for you. With numerous companies offering fantastic prices, it’s a wonder that more people haven’t partaken in this not-so-secret method of transport. Based on two particular routes*, here are some … Read more

10 reasons to visit Vienna

Today’s ’10 reasons’ guest post comes from Charlotte, who’s currently living and working in Vienna, Austria. If you’d like to read more from Charlotte, you can follow her blog or find her on Twitter. So here are 10 reasons to visit Vienna… Do you have any to add? 1. Have you seen how pretty it is? One of … Read more