‘Sexy’ accents. They’re a HOT topic in more ways than one! What sends one person googly-eyed* and gaga*, may send another barking mad*.
Like the oozing chocolate fondue fountain that you might be sharing with your boo* this Valentine’s Day, are there any accents that make your heart melt? Personally, I don’t have a favourite accent. Or any that I particularly dislike for that matter. I’m in adoration of the authenticity of different voices and love to listen to the variety of dialects from region to region in the UK, and from country to country in the world.
So, you’ve found out about Lingora, written a bunch of texts, left a few audios and received some insightful feedback on your journey to becoming bilingual… what now?
If you’re thinking about signing up to one of our courses, but you’re not sure what to expect, here’s a sneak peek at what to expect in month one of your lessons.
At Lingora, we understand that:
We may be ‘speaking’ the same language, but are we ‘looking’ the same language?
Chat is the most common way that the 7.442 billion of us in the world communicate and it can be a handy way of improving our speaking and listening skills in our target language.
How many people speak English?
As a first language: 350 billion people
As a second language: 430 million people
Today is European Day of Languages! Being bilingual or learning a second language can be beneficial to your working life, social life and also to your education!
Freedom, friends and flyers for the SU parties; Fresher’s week is finally here! And fancy dress is a placing high on your list of priorities; that’s after the slew of shots, spirits and other merry beverages that you’ll find yourself quenching your thirst with throughout the week. And now, clutching your student card close following the guided campus tour, you’re checking out the nearest shops for cheap, cheerful and colour costumes. Trust me. When you stoop to paying for a £3 pizza with purely 2p coins, you’ll begin to see the value in EVERY bit of loose change. My advice?
International Literacy Day highlights the changes and improvements being made in literacy development worldwide.
Why not celebrate your skills and put them to the test by leaving an audio or text on the Lingora site? What will you get in return? Feedback, advice and the chance to chat to native speakers of your target language!
Bookworms and wordsmiths of the world, pick up your page-turners, or buy a new one, as today is National Read a Book Day! To help you on your language learning quest, we’ll be sharing handy hints from books that tap into what’s going on behind the scenes of your journey to fluency.
Twiddling your thumbs in an elevator? Or stuck in a queue? Berry Farber calls these “The Hidden Moments” and says we should taking advantage of them by reviewing something in our target language.
A new calendar of cultural events commences in France at this time of year, with no sign of the holiday blues as people return from the breaks away. In a phenomenon that the French like to call ‘la rentrée’, which happens every year at the end of September, new stock hits the shelves in the shops, stationary goes on sale for kids going back to school, new TV programmes splash onto screens and local libraries are brimming with book launches!