Archive for January, 2014

Valentine’s Quiz

Valentine’s Quiz

How well do you speak the ‘language of love’? Would you survive an Italian dinner, a Latin dance or a German marriage proposal? Our quiz will take you beyond ‘French kissing’, so you can make this Valentine’s Day really special!

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Chinese New Year 2014

Chinese New Year 2014

“Mother, did you already buy your red coloured underwear?” That’s what my wife is asking my mother these days. Just a few weeks ago my Chinese wife, our son of 10 months and I went to visit my parents in Europe.

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5 Tips for language learning in 2014

5 Tips for language learning in 2014

We’ve asked successful language learners in Europe how to set and achieve language-learning goals this year. Personal success stories prove that the intention to actually speak a new language combined with achievable milestones, makes the language-learning journey exciting and fun.

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My Turkish #milestones in 2013

My Turkish #milestones in 2013

2013 was the year I started studying Turkish. I knew I’d be visiting a couple of times, and not just sticking to tourist hotspots, so I wanted to at least be able to find my way around… and order food. I wouldn’t say I achieved all my language goals, but I did make a good start, which I’m hoping to build on in 2014.

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MY WEDDING IN JAPAN

MY WEDDING IN JAPAN

Getting married? “That’s for crazy people!” I used to think. I thought I would get to my 50s as a single man. However, one day I found myself engaged to a Japanese woman, living in a country thousands of kilometers away from my home (Colombia, South America), immersed in such a strange but amazing culture!

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