All posts by Simon Goodall

Oktoberfest: The worlds biggest language meet up?

Like Beer? Like Meeting new people? Like practising your language skills? Then Oktoberfest might be just the thing you’re looking for!

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Holiday review: What I learnt this summer

Watch Alex’s post-holidays video diary and get her top learnings from the summer season. Find out how to do language tourism, from the expert

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3 Reasons why languages are good for your career

A new review of EU data shows that languages really do produce career outcomes.

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A citizen of the world needs language skills – but only 1 in 4 expats are fluent

More and more people are moving abroad for work, but are their language skills up to it? – A survey by expat networking site, internations, suggests not: Only 1 in 4 speak the local language fluentl...

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All about Learning Italian – La Dolce Vita Calls

If you’re considering learning Italian, then you are in for a treat. Italian is a joy to learn and especially to pronounce.

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How to learn Russian – with Eugenia

Linguist and teacher, Eugenia, talks about why she loves Russian and gives some great advice on how to learn it.

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Get ready for Russia! – with Irina

Irina lives in Moscow where she teaches and blogs about Russian. She told us how Russia is getting ready for the World Cup, linguistically and culturally, and gave us her tips for who will win

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Life-long learning on the road

Ever wondered how truck drivers cope with language barriers as they travel across Europe? – Meet Pete, who learnt his languages on the road

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The Rosetta Stone app

The Rosetta Stone app allows you to learn away from home, as you travel, commute or whenever you have a spare moment. With all learning materials available for download in advance, you don’t even need

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Meet the intrepid linguist Michele

I was keen to interview Michele. Not just because she is so well travelled, but because she has such a genuine passion for languages. She has learnt several languages already, including achieving fluency

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How to find the motivation to work hard and learn?

Life coach and speaker of 4 languages, Naomi Susan Issacs shares tips on how we can all motivate ourselves to start and to keep learning.

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Why Mum’s education is important too

Pursuing further education as a mother not only brings multiple personal benefits, it can also lead to better educational outcomes for children too.

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