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The seven wonders of Liverpool

It is very easy to find inspiration to write about reasons for choosing Liverpool as a destination for your personal journey of learning from other cultures and also, improve your English. If you have doubts or are thinking about already…Well, you’ve come to the right place.

Liverpool is a friendly city with a multicultural history that still remains in its buildings and its people. Every street or road has the trace of a millenarian history and between their old walls, you can find and feel the scent of ancient ages of architecture combined with the modernism so particular of Liverpool City. Not in vain, it was declared by UNESCO World Heritage Site. Liverpool got one of the largest collections of Grade I listed buildings in the UK and largest cathedral in Britain.

That´s the Wonder One in our list: The Liverpool Cathedral, the largest in the whole of the UK and the fifth largest in the world, unique and fascinating which amazingly survived two world wars. The height of its walls makes them disappears in front of our eyes and the beauty and solemnity of the art paintings and sculptures take our breath away.

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Chakras Applied to Life

Hey, it’s Ezgi. Today is time to be aware of negative thoughts which are affecting our life very badly.

Let’s start!

Sometimes even if everything around us is normal but we don’t feel great or thankful because we are willing to see a negative part of life. Maybe we don’t know how to be happy, do we? Being happy is not about money, life quality or other tangible things it is all about how to find happiness inside you and around you. Ah, of course, crying in a Range Rover would be more fun. But we have to start to focus on ourselves.

Do you ever feel like a misfit? Everything inside you is dark and twisted. Whatever you are trying to do but you can’t go forward and so on. I have a solution to your problem then. Your CHAKRAS. Maybe you’ve never heard about this or you know just a little so be ready I am taking you to this magic world of Chakras.

Chakra means 'wheel' in Sanskrit

The chakra system originated in India between 1500 and 500 BC in the oldest text called the Vedas. Knowledge of the chakra system was passed down through an oral tradition by the Indo-European people. The Chakra system was traditionally an Eastern philosophy until Western authors started resonating with the idea and wrote about the chakras, expanding upon the older texts and making the knowledge more accessible.

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Palma de Mallorca Cathedral Beach

My Erasmus in Palma de Mallorca

Hi, it’s Sam again! Today I’m going to tell you about my Erasmus experience that I had two years ago.

During my university studies, I had the opportunity to study abroad as part of the Erasmus program. Studying english philology at the time, I wanted to go to a Spanish speaking country since it was the language I wanted to work on the most despite what I was studying. And one of the universities that offered such courses in Spain and that was a partner of my university was the UIB, la Universitat de las Illes Baleares. So, after sorting the different paperwork, I was off to Palma de Mallorca to live abroad for the first time.

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why should children learn a second language

5 reasons for children to learn a foreign language

As Hola People, we aware of how much is important for children to learn a second language like adults. And, we are willing to tell you 5 reasons for children to learn a foreign language.

Let’s begin!

 

1- For speaking to more people Steps to learn a foreign language

Do you know how many languages are spoken in the world? And, how many people can you communicate with if you learn how to speak one more language? Let me tell you, Spanish gets you to speak approximately 420 million people. Spanish is the third most spoken language in the world.

When you learn a foreign language as a child or teach a second language to your children and they will have a whole life to get advantages of it. To have more career opportunities, to understand deep insight about how others see the world, to have more fun when you travel, to have varied friendships and so on.

foreign languages for children2- It’s easier to learn for children

Years ago people believed that learning a second language would confuse a child. Now, research proves that children who speak a second language perform better than non-bilingual students, in standardized tests.

Let’s imagine, you and your child start to learn Spanish at the same time. Do you know who will speak better after a year? Definitely, the answer is your child. And, many researchers believe that learning a foreign language before the puberty and even better earlier it allows children to speak more fluently, almost like native speakers because their brain is as “sponges” for learning a language. Also, they speak beyond biases. They don’t care if they make a mistake about grammar, vocabulary. That makes them speak easier and faster.

Also, there’s much less complex information to digest for children.  Kids usually only learn to associate words with their meanings. But in adulthood, we make it more difficult to learn a second language.

3- Advantages to personality and skillsto learn foreign languages improves overall comprehension

Studies have shown that when two children start to learn an instrument who speaks a second language perform better than the non-bilingual student. And, Bilinguals are better at identifying musical pitches.

Moreover, do you know those who speak a second foreign language may be able to delay 4.5 years for diseases like Alzheimer’s?

to learn a foreign languageis better at task4- Empathic ability

Dr Kinzler explains, “children in multilingual environments have social experiences that provide routine practice in considering the perspectives of others: they have to think about who speaks which language to whom, who understands which content, and the times and places in which different languages are spoken.”

It includes understanding people, culture, traditions. This speciality gives the ability to figure out complex things and trying to see how others perspective. Recently, it’s a very significant thing for seeing how the world is because the world doesn’t consist of only our country.

 

5- For having more career opportunitieschildren who study a foreign language perform better in their native language

Whatever you are studying, wouldn’t you want to touch other people with your knowledge as well? It is possible with a second language.

Now and in the future, being bilingual crosses the borders for career options. Options can be in education, healthcare, social work, national security, translation, tourism, and international business and these jobs require or favour candidates who are bilingual, resulting in more job opportunities for those who can speak a second language.

 

 

Good news! We have a new online Spanish course for children.

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Study German language

Why German is an important language to learn

Have you ever considered studying the German language? Here are some reasons why studying German is a good idea!

1- German and English have many things in common.

The West-Germanic language is the mother language of many modern and widely spoken languages, such as English and Dutch. If you are a native English speaker, German will be easy to learn as both languages have a lot of vocabulary in common. Some examples are ‘Good morning’ and ‘Guten Morgen’, ‘football’ and ‘Fussball’ or ‘book’ and ‘Buch’. 

If your native language does not have West-Germanic roots, do not worry! There are more reasons why German is one of the most important languages to study.

2- German is very useful if you are traveling in Europe.

As mentioned earlier, many West-European languages have German roots, which means that the German language is very popular in Europe.

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Spanish speaking countries

The importance of learning Spanish

In the world, there are currently almost 500 million people who speak Spanish with their mother tongue and many others who are learning it or who speak it with a second language. Here are some reasons why you should learn Spanish:

  1. Spanish is the language in which more than 20 countries in the world communicate. And is that in addition to Spain, which is the country where the language was born, is spoken in all the countries of Central and South America, except Brazil.

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Language Learning Tips for Beginners

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