culture »

Is Your Country Multilingual Yet? Should Polyglots live in monolingual places?

Is Your Country Multilingual Yet? Should Polyglots live in monolingual places?

Wiktor K. January 4, 2015 Comments Off

Several political opinions I read this week made me think about this post, but one politician’s statement led me to a decision: I’m posting this today. This is a voice in a discussion around

Read More »
Portuguese 365 – Launching a Year-Long Learning Project!

Portuguese 365 – Launching a Year-Long Learning Project!

Wiktor K. July 14, 2014 2

The World Cup 2014 finished but my reasons to be excited about Brazil and Portugal are only just building up. My recent trip to Porto confirmed what I felt long ago: here is a

Read More »
Big Brother Did My Homework: How Governments help Language Learners

Big Brother Did My Homework: How Governments help Language Learners

Wiktor K. December 8, 2013 Comments Off

You’d normally think that your government is only there to collect your taxes and spy on you from time to time. Well, it turns out that other countries’ officials are actually useful from time

Read More »
How Body Language can affect your foreign language

How Body Language can affect your foreign language

Wiktor K. September 1, 2013 1

The relationship between language learning and nonverbal signals has been alluded to several times on this blog. The occasion for returning to this is a brilliant TED talk about the effect of body language

Read More »
100 Languages of Britain – and why nobody really cares

100 Languages of Britain – and why nobody really cares

Wiktor K. January 30, 2013 Comments Off

  This is a bit of a rant. And the position of the ranter should be pretty obvious. I can promise to get you through several key concepts for language and culture, though –

Read More »
Where’s Your Soap-Box? Spoken Word Poetry in Foreign Languages

Where’s Your Soap-Box? Spoken Word Poetry in Foreign Languages

Wiktor K. May 9, 2012 Comments Off

Today, it’s personal. I’m sharing my biggest passion with you, and I’ve got reasons. SAVE 50% on my e-learning course Ebook download – “BRAVE Language Learning&#

Read More »