Are Chinese for Business Lessons the Difference Between Where Your Company Is and Where You Want to Be?

Are Chinese for Business Lessons the Difference Between Where Your Company Is and Where You Want to Be?

The United Nations places sufficient importance on the Chinese language to dedicate an annual celebration to it. And a survey carried out by the British Council has revealed that UK parents consider Chinese the most important non-European language for their children...
Red Underwear: A Kooky Tradition that Could Help Your Chinese Language Learning

Red Underwear: A Kooky Tradition that Could Help Your Chinese Language Learning

Chinese language learning is notorious for being a tough nut to crack. But that could be all set to change by pulling on your best red pants to celebrate Chinese New from 1st February, heralding the Year of the Tiger. The tiger’s roar is an exciting proposition in the...
G’Day, Mate: The Present and Future of Languages in Australia

G’Day, Mate: The Present and Future of Languages in Australia

The use of languages in Australia is as diverse as this vast and exotic country:continent, home to the untamed outback, legendary beaches, cuddly koalas, fearsome great white sharks, Neighbours and Foster’s amber nectar. Australia Day on 26th January annually marks...
In the Staffroom: China Girl Vivien Takes the Complexity Out of the Chinese Language

In the Staffroom: China Girl Vivien Takes the Complexity Out of the Chinese Language

The Mandarin Chinese language is an anomaly. It’s spoken as a first language by the highest number of native speakers in the world. It’s also mooted as the most difficult language for non-native speakers to learn. But, like learning any subject, it’s easier when...
What Can you Expect of Halloween Celebrations in Other Languages?

What Can you Expect of Halloween Celebrations in Other Languages?

What can you expect to see in different cultures and hear in other languages when your trip abroad clashes with the annual apple-ducking, trick-and-treating fright-fest of Halloween? You might not see or hear much if Halloween isn’t a thing in the country you’re...
The Shocking Truth About Language Learning for Young People In 2020-21

The Shocking Truth About Language Learning for Young People In 2020-21

Language learning for young people suffered more than many other core subjects during the lockdown months of 2020-21, according to the British Council’s Language Trends Report 2021. International activities that make language learning for young people rich and vibrant...