How to be a great language tourist – And a better person!

For holidaymakers who want to do more than work on their tans, language learning offers guaranteed satisfaction. It might rain, the attraction you had your heart set on may be closed for refurbishment,

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How to learn a language without translations

Translation is a barrier to effective language learning. It requires a lot of mental energy and repetition to memorise, and it makes us slower and clumsier speakers. Discover the most efficient and enjoyable

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Celebrate King’s day in the Netherlands

The most exciting day in the Dutch calendar is – without a doubt – Koningsdag! Otherwise known as King’s Day, the national holiday celebrates the birthday of King Willem-Alexander with street

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Immerse yourself in a new language and learn better

There are lots of different ways to learn a new language. What works for you depends on your motivation: do you just want to learn the basics before travelling or do you actually want to speak a new language?

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Oktoberfest German

And it is, of course, Bavarian that is associated with Oktoberfest. It’s the language the Alps: of beer drinking, leather shorts and floral dirndls.

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Second Language | Second Adolescence

Then something happened to me that I can’t remember happening for years: I blushed red!

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Practise your French with Family Coste

“….a great way to pass the time when we have long journeys to make in the camper”

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German Mum learns French with Rosetta Stone

Jacqueline lives in a part of Germany right on the French border. The young mum decided to find some time to learn French with our help

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Learner Interview: Chinese

Companies have recognized the benefit of employing Mandarin-speaking staff. This also has a lot to do with the Chinese idea of “Guanxi” (关系)….

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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.

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Four temples not to miss in Kyoto

Kavita Favelle, food and travel blogger, is learning Japanese ahead of her second trip to the country. In this post she looks back at her first trip and tells us more about the must-see temples in Kyo...

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Try before you buy. First lesson free with the app

The Rosetta Stone app allows you to learn away from home, as you travel, commute or whenever you have a spare moment. – and comes with a free first lesson

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