Culture & History


Christmas in England with Lindsay Dow | 12 Days of Christmas Day 8 Culture & Cuisine / Culture & History / Language Resources / Travel

About the Auther // Lindsay Dow is an awesome language learning videoblogger and writer over at Lindsay Does Languages. She is based on the UK and earned her degree in languages from Open University. She currently has a fantastic course on Phrasal Verbs and plans on releasing more courses in the near future. Hello there! I’m not Shannon. I’m Lindsay and I blog over at...

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Christmas in Germany with Kerstin Hammes Cable | 12 Days of Christmas Around the World Day 7 Culture & Cuisine / Culture & History / Language Resources / Travel

About the Author // Kerstin Hammes Cable is a German native currently living in the UK. She has produced several fantastic courses including Speak Like a German Native and two notable books including Fluency Made Achievable and The Vocab Cookbook. You can learn more about her and her teaching at Fluentlanguage.co.uk. Christmas Diary German Christmas has a head start for food, relaxation and board games...

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Christmas in Mexico with Siskia Lagomarsino | 12 Days of Christmas Around the World Day 6 Culture & Cuisine / Culture & History / Language Resources / Travel

About the Author // Siskia Lagomarsino is a translator and language tutor currently based in Mexico. She is a native English and Spanish speaker who discovered her passion for language learning when she began studying Japanese at the age of 20. Christmas in Mexico with Siskia Lagomarsino The way in which Mexicans celebrate Christmas almost always comes as a shock to visitors to this country;...

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Christmas in Russia with Helga Drogan | 12 Days of Christmas Around the World Day 5 Culture & Cuisine / Culture & History / Language Resources / Travel

About the Author // Helga Drogan is a talented Russian tutor who offers lessons through iTalki. She is currently located in Moscow, Russia where she has earned a BA in Linguistics and a Master’s Degrees in Pedagogy and Educational Psychology. In Russia Christmas Day has been celebrated since the 10th century when Christianity spread throughout the Russian lands. How Christmas was Celebrated in Russia in...

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Christmas in China with Hanbridge Mandarin | 12 Days of Christmas Around the World Day 2 Culture & Cuisine / Culture & History / Language Resources / Travel

About the Author // Hanbridge Mandarin is a Chinese language school based in Shenzhen, China with more than ten years of experience. They teach courses both online and on campus. Their tutors are all bilingual (they have tutors that speak languages other than English), and they are all required to not only have a Bachelor’s degree (not to mention that 60% have Master’s degrees), but they...

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Christmas in Poland | 12 Days of Christmas Around the World Day 1 Culture & Cuisine / Culture & History

About the Author // Cristóbal del Castillo Camus an avid language learner from Santiago, Chile. He speaks Spanish, English, French, German, Italian and Polish. You can learn more about him and read posts that he has written here. Christmas in Poland – Boże Narodzenie w Polsce Christmas time in Poland is very special. It is indeed a celebration in which families come together, many children...

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12 Days of Christmas Around the World Culture & History / Language Resources / Travel

Hey everyone! Happy holidays! Today I’m really excited to share a new series of articles that I am going to start posting over the next 12 days. I’ve partnered with several incredible language bloggers, travel bloggers and companies to bring you 12 Days of Christmas Around the World. But it won’t all be about just Christmas. This series is going to cover how the holidays...

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March Instagram Language Challenge Culture & History / Language Resources

These past few months, the talented blogger and language learner, Lindsay Dow, over at Lindsay Does Languages has hosted the #IGLC, a challenge to help her fellow language lovers improve their languages by using prompts. This was my third month participating, and I decided to once again alter just how I took part in the challenge. The first month I posted images with new-to-me vocabulary. The second I recorded short...

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