BBC Languages

BBC Languages {0}

I took a look at the language tool that is available on BBC languages and would recommend that those who would like to learn a new language start here. Though the site has not been updated in a while, there are still plenty of useful resources such as video recordings you can watch, downloadable transcripts(…)

“Radio Ambulante” Review

“Radio Ambulante” Review {0}

Radio Ambulante is a Latin American podcast website comparable to the style of “This American Life”. The podcasts range in length and content but are always incredibly compelling. I first started using it in HISP 303 and though it was difficult to keep up with the solely Spanish narration at first, I would definitely recommend(…)

Midori App (Japanese language study) Review {0}

After coming back from a semester abroad in Tokyo, I can definitely say that the Midori app for iOS is a really great tool for Japanese Language Study. In a nutshell, you can use Midori like a dictionary for both English to Japanese and the other way around (with 3 input systems no less: via(…)

Could Bilingual Education Mold Kids’ Brains to Better Resist Distraction?

Could Bilingual Education Mold Kids’ Brains to Better Resist Distraction? {0}

Check out a really cool article on immersion education! “Brain researchers who study bilingualism believe that the act of juggling two languages strengthens the brain system that helps people pay attention. That strong capacity to focus might be what leads to better academic performance in some children who grow up bilingual or attend language immersion(…)

Babbel Language Learning Tool Review

Babbel Language Learning Tool Review {0}

I tried out Babbel for Portuguese. It first asked if I was a beginner or advanced student (I hit beginner). It didn’t seem to care however, and immediately asked me to match words with phrases— (this was before any sort of lesson!). I went through the lesson and by the end, it finally asked me(…)

Feminist Gael García Bernal

Feminist Gael García Bernal {1}

You may have heard of the popular “feminist Ryan Gosling” meme, but they don’t hold a candle to the feminist musings of our favorite Mexican actor. .