Canada has long been known as a country of inclusion, one that (unlike some other countries) welcomes immigrants. This is true even in COVID times.Savings, diversity and geography lure filmmakers to Canada
Welcome to Tinseltown!
We’re not talking about Hollywood, but “Hollywood North,” Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal and many other locations across the country which have become a hotspot for movie and television production.
Get paid to learn another language
Don’t think of language learning as an expense. Think of it as an investment. There may be a big payday at the end.Some cultural sites are not what they seem
Travel is a major reason people take language learning and cultural training. Be careful, however, some historic sites are not what they seem.Differing responses to COVID-19; culture is a factor
People around the world continue having questions about the COVID-19 pandemic, including which countries are best responding to the COVID-19 crisis, which are the worst, and why.More accolades for Berlitz Method
“Berlitz’s approach to teaching languages is comprehensive and enjoyable, and is a fun way to expand your language proficiency,” Nathan.Travel any way, while staying inside
Nine-tenths of the world now have travel restrictions as result of the COVID-19. Millions of us are stuck indoors.How language originated
Language learners spend a lot of time talking about their target languages, but not so much time talking about language, itself.Staying engaged while learning a second language
There are sometimes ups and downs for even the best language students using the best learning approach. A key is, don’t let the down points stop your progress.Online language learning: A great option in these times
As with many parts of the world, COVID-19 is having a profound effect on Canadian life; borders have been closed to non-citizens and non-permanent residents, offices and stores have been shut and schools closed.Finding success in language learning
There are many approaches to language learning. Some work better than others.Reasons not to learn a language, and why they don’t work
There are many reasons to learn a language and some reasons not; but these most common reasons don’t hold water.Language learning can help make you happy
There has been a lot of evidence, and we’ve shared it, about the health benefits of learning a new language. Studying and speaking a second language exercises the mind and has been documented to help delay such conditions as dementia and Alzheimer’s, improve memory, mental functions and make you a better multi-tasker.Canada: The birthplace of sports
Hockey might be Canada’s national sport, but its rich history and diversified cultural heritage has contributed to sports around the world, far beyond the hockey arena.Five facts you may not know about Canada
Here are some interesting, but little-known facts, about Canada and Canadians.French Canadian and English—There are Commonalities
Canada is officially a bilingual country; French Canadian is French Canadian and English is English. Right?Facts About Canada You May Not Know
Toronto: A Microcosm of the World
It’s well-known that Canada is an incredibly diverse country. In fact, one Canadian city rates No. 5 in the world for cultural diversity.Language Translation Apps: No Replacement for Learning
There’s no doubt that foreign language translation apps are growing in popularity. In fact, some people believe they will replace formal language learning.Hand signals: different meanings in different cultures
A previous Berlitz blog discussed the importance of nonverbal communications and how meanings differ significantly from culture to culture. Of special importance, however, is how you use your hands. Hand movements often have a huge impact on how you are perceived in different regions, from very polite to very rude and, sometimes, even hostile and vulgar.