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New Year and motivation

Every New Year most of us make promises and if this year your promise is to study a foreign language how to keep it? Here are some tips. Make specific goals and schedule them: When do I start? How many days per week? Until summer or throughout the year? Make Leer más…

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Finnish New Year Tradition Tin Melting

Molybdomancy (μόλυβδος in ancient Greek) is a technique of divination using molten metal. The method originates in ancient Greece and it is a common New Year tradition in the Nordic countries. Typically tin is dropped into water and the resulting shape is interpreted as an omen for the future. In Finland people melt small horseshoe-shaped bits Leer más…

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Latino New Year’s Eve traditions

Latinos have a special set of traditions and rituals on New Year’s Eve. Some of the traditions below are unique to specific countries but many are celebrated in various nations. Eating 12 Grapes: As the clock strikes midnight, people make sure to eat 12 grapes — one for good luck in Leer más…

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Suomalaisten kielitaito kaventuu huolestuttavalla tavalla

Viime vuosina mediassa on usein ollut esillä huoli suomalaisten kielitaidon ja kielivarannon kaventumisesta. Tilastojen mukaan kieliä opiskellaan vielä jonkin verran Etelä-Suomen suurissa kaupungeissa, mutta muualla opiskellaan pääosin enää englantia ja pakollista ruotsia.  Englanti kielenä ei kuitenkaan yksin riitä. Yritystoiminnassa englannin kielellä voidaan ostaa, mutta ei myydä. Jos halutaan myydä muihin Leer más…

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10 reasons to learn a foreign language

Many studies have demonstrated the cognitive benefits of learning another language: memory improvement, longer attention span, and a reduced risk of age-related cognitive decline. Language and culture are intimately linked and only by learning another language you gain an insight into another culture.  Cross-cultural experiences are more significant and rich. Attitudes Leer más…

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