Top Travel Books for Your Summer Staycation Just because we’re stuck at home doesn’t mean the wanderlust goes away. Take a trip around the world from the comfort of your couch with these 10 travel books which explore countries, cultures, and characters from far away lands. Plus, some of them feature language learning, too! 1.
From the First 4th of July to Now: Why the U.S. Never Established English as an Official Language Fourth of July, America’s sweetheart. A righteous fight for land, liberty, and… the right to speak your own language? It may come as a newsflash to many, but the U.S. does not have and has never had an official
How to Say Dad in Different Languages Father’s Day is approaching, so this week on Word Nerd I thought it would be fun to explore the various words for father in languages from around the world. Origins of the Words for Father in English In English, we have several words for referring to our dads.
What is Shonen Manga? My previous manga post was about the very basics of manga. As mentioned, there are different genres of manga aimed at different age groups. Manga has something for everyone, which is one of the reasons why it’s so popular. Today, let’s put the spotlight on shonen manga (少年マンガ), which is one
Cooking from Your Pantry with Traditional Spanish Recipes When you think of Spanish cooking, what comes to mind? Chorizo, paella, olives? What tends to be forgotten is that Spain is divided into 17 different regions, each of them with their own history and culture. Spanish food is vastly different depending on where you are. Many
Summer Travel on Hold? Try a Virtual ZoomCation While You Dream of Adventures to Come Though pandemic restrictions are beginning to lift in some places, life isn’t exactly as it was before. Most countries still have travel restrictions, meaning summer vacations (and possibly your opportunity for on the ground language practice) are canceled! The lockdown
Keep Your Children Entertained by Involving Them in Your Language Study Throughout this current pandemic, many of our readers have been facing the task of home-schooling their children. They’ve been looking for activities to keep them – and the kids – all busy. With trying to juggle working from home, supervising the kids’ learning, keeping
How to Say Grandmother in Different Languages In honor of my grandmother, who passed away from Covid-19 last week at the amazing age of 100, I wanted to share some of the words for grandmother in various languages from around the world. Some will be familiar and some strange. Some are quite formal, and some
Must-Watch Brazilian Netflix Shows to Practice Portuguese Looking for quality Brazilian shows to watch to improve your Portuguese? Lucky for you, Netflix is already on it! With quality content, fast streaming, and accurate subtitles, Netflix can complement your Portuguese language learning journey. In this article, we go over 4 recently released binge-worthy Brazilian Netflix shows
Exploring Gender-Neutral Language in Spanish Noun and adjective genders in your second language can be a real pain, can’t they? Having to select the correct endings, always watching out for agreements, kicking yourself when you get the wrong endings. This is the reality for most learners. After twenty years of speaking Spanish, I still have