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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.

There’s more to know about Canada

Canada is one of the world’s largest countries, but there is a lot non-Canadians and, perhaps, even some Canadians don’t know about us.

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

 

Here are some lesser known facts about Canada

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.

Global CEO: Language Learning Good for Business and Good for the Brain

Paul Melhus is an international traveler who wanted to learn a new language, and for good reason. Melhus is CEO and founder of ToursByLocals, a Vancouver-based company that arranges tours for world travelers in 156 countries, using more than 3,000 guides who actually live in the cities being visited.

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