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14 March 2017

St. Patrick's Day in the USA

Every March 17, even the United States goes green- not environmental “green” but literally green. It´s St. Patrick´s Day!

27 February 2017

How do you tackle learning Chinese?

Learning Chinese requires a different approach than learning a Western language. That has to do with the fact that Chinese is a tonal language. We asked Lori Tseng-Crevecoeur, one of our Chinese language trainers at Language Institute Regina Coeli, what the best way to learn Mandarin is. Lori has extensive experience in Western business, has given Chinese lessons for years and has authored a wide range of training materials specially designed for Westerners who want to learn the language.

13 February 2017

A carnevale ogni scherzo vale

During Carnival every joke counts. That is the literal translation of the Italian saying ‘A Carnevale ogni scherzo vale’. It means that it’s allowed to play a fun practical joke on someone during the Carnival season. Every European country has its own Carnival traditions and, just as every Italian region has its own culinary speciality, so does it also celebrate Carnival in its own unique way!

22 December 2016

English idioms related to the new year

Yes, it’s that time of year again when the days are drawing in and we are looking forward to the Christmas break. A few days, a week, two weeks perhaps, during which we can recharge our batteries before the next year’s cycle begins all over again!

22 December 2016

Seasonal and holiday idioms and sayings

Have you ever wondered why you can’t understand English speakers? Well, perhaps it’s because of the hundreds of expressions they so easily use without even thinking. Here’s a rather exaggerated conversation full of them!

22 December 2016

Goose idioms

Goose is a traditional meal served in the UK during Christmas. It is also often used in idioms or expressions. See how many of the Goose Idioms you know.

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