An article related to the commonalities between German and English languages… Read More Two languages, a common past: German and English
Did you invent you own language when you were a child? Did you use to speak a secret code with your friends that your Mum couldn’t understand? Probably everyone played games like that. But some of us still do it, even if they aren’t aware of it… It’s not a secret that language constructs identity… Read More ‘What’s up?’ or how not to ‘lose the plot’ in conversation
Translations should not change the meaning of a book, but just give to more readers the chance to appreciate a story. Sometimes though, it happens that the translated version of a book has more success than the original one, how can that happen? Does that depend on the translator or on the cultural context into… Read More Elena Ferrante’s case
The best way to improve your foreign language competences is obviously to move abroad for some time. However, being abroad does not improve de facto your language skills. While I was in Ireland, I met a Croatian guy who was living there for two and a half years, but whose English was pretty bad. Why?… Read More How to enhance language learning while you are living abroad?
Despite their hard work, translators do not have a lot of credit for their job. They work in the shadows, and even though the majority of people reading a book do not know the name of the translator, they shape the culture of a country. That’s why we decided, every once in a while, to… Read More The profile of a translator – Serena Vitale
When you learn a foreign language, it is very useful to read books in that language. This week I wanted to deal with one interesting article written by Arjen de Korte and another by Stephen Krashen. Reading helps to develop language skills unconsciously and without a lot of effort! Read Regularly! Reading 30 min per… Read More How to stay motivated when you read a book in a foreign language
Nowadays technology changes every aspect of our life, including the field of learning. The many online tools that are now available have created a new way of learning languages, not everybody thinks that it is the proper way to learn a language though. Here are some pros and cons of learning a language online! Pros:… Read More Pros and Cons of learning a language online.
To learn foreign languages is an asset that will reinforce (or develop) your self-confidence, but it will also open your mind and help you enrich yourself. Here are 8 reasons to learn now languages.… Read More 8 Reasons to Learn a Foreign Language