How protestors turned a surveillance centre into a museum and shone a light on the secret police. Continue reading When the Wall Came Down: Part 2
On 9/11/1989 the Berlin Wall fell, and everything changed. Every day this week learn more, with recommended videos, books and articles from history and today Continue reading When the Wall Came Down: Part 1
The dark truth is this: your vacation is probably not the best way to get language practice. Usually. If you travel alone to rural areas of South America, you will probably get the opportunity to speak a lot. If you go with friends to Spain, you’ll be speaking English with your group and most locals you meet will speak English with you as well. What … Continue reading Speaking a Language on Vacation – Just Let Me Practice!
Do you regularly despair at the news? The Germans have exactly the word to describe how you feel. Continue reading One Word to Explain it All
Do you find yourself using the same adjectives over and over again? Even when I’m speaking English, I find myself describing experiences as “good”, “nice”, “really good” or “okay” and feeling like a stuck record. Is it a problem for language learners? I can feel like a bit of an idiot if I describe everything in Spanish as “bueno” or “interesante”, but how much does … Continue reading What’s Wrong With “Nice”?