Language exchange is all about sharing experiences and tips. Speaking Cultures Buddy Nikola shares tips from his trip to St. Petersburg, Russia. A bit of background before we set off. St. Petersburg is the second largest city in Russia and is located on the Neva River at the head of the Gulf of Finland. The city […]
Guest buddy, Vanessa, describes her adventure as she gets to know Mexico better before deciding whether to move to Mexico City and set up a new life there, teaching English… “I looked at the piñatas on the ceiling while the lady stamped my passport. Recently, airplanes make me nervous instead of excited. I was thrilled the […]
Speaking Cultures Buddy, Maya, shares 5 cool tips about her native language to help us learn. 1. Arabic is the official language in 26 countries With more than 300 million speakers worldwide, Arabic is an official language in 26 countries. It’s also one of the 6 official languages of the United Nations, and the UN […]
The city of Seville is the capital of the Spanish region called Andalusia and of the province of Sevilla, and the people who live in the city are called Sevillanos or Sevillanas. Get the lowdown on Seville from a Sevillana; our Speaking Culture Buddy, Romina, shares her city with us. ¡Hola! Seville, Spain, the city where I was born and raised, where […]
On average, we spend $164 a year on buying coffees when out and about, and drink 3 coffees on an average day. It’s so popular that it’s the second most exported commodity in the world after crude oil. Find out how to order coffee in 8 languages!
If you want to learn Italian, you have to learn about Italian food at the same time. Italian cuisine has influenced food culture around the world and is viewed as a form of art by many. Think of Pasta in all its shapes and sizes, widths and lengths: penne, spaghetti, linguine, fusilli and lasagna. So you already know […]