Being bilingual, is it all good news?

Being bilingual, is it all good news?

Being bilingual, is it all good news?

Without doubt speaking more than one language is an advantage in the workplace, when traveling or just being able to watch movies in the original version.

Listen to this light hearted discussion with Laura about her real life experiences growing up in a bilingual situation speaking one language at home and another language at school.

You can widen your knowledge of the topic by checking out the link to the more scientific explanation of the benefits of being bilingual.

See also The bilingual brain 

Tandem learning for language learning

Tandem learning for language learning

In Tandem Language Learning both partners can meet in person (face-to-face Tandem) or learn by e-mail, chat, Skype, phone or other media (eTandem, also called Distance Tandem), placing emphasis on cultural integration as part of the language-learning process.

Learning is supported in different ways, for instance, via worksheets, textbooks or simply informal conversation.

This is something that we are considering integrating on this site to help learners learn independently from other learners.

The best tandem partnerships work when each tandem shares their native language 50/50 with another partner.

For example a French speaker (who wants to learn English) will speak for 15 minutes in French with an English speaker (who wants to learn French) then the English speaker will take turns to speak English for 15 minutes – a great and fun way to work together.

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Famous people past and present interviewed

Famous people past and present interviewed

Famous people past and present interviewed

Have you ever dreamt about interviewing a famous person or a person who is no longer among us? We have some Famous people past and present interviewed here.

Well, we have harnessed the power of podcasting to do just that, just for fun.

This also shows what can happen in communication when conversations are taken out of context.

We must stress that this is just for fun and not meant to deride or make fun of anyone, so we hope we haven’t hurt anybody’s feelings with this.

Have you ever arrived half-way through a conversation and slightly misunderstood what was being said, or completely got the wrong end of the stick?

This often happens and we have deliberately played on this for this podcast.

Can you work out who is being interviewed from the sound of their voices?

Sergeant Podblog and The Oil Mystery Final Episode

Sergeant Podblog and The Oil Mystery Final Episode

In this final episode of Sergeant Podblog and The Oil Mystery, Sergeant Podblog finally arrests the muderer of Inspector Whassisname, with the help of his trusty colleague, Constable Barbara.

Barbara has already arrested Bess, but is surprised when Sergeant Podblog asks her to arrest another suspect and then charges them with the murder.

Barbara and Sergeant Podblog are congratulated for their work by the Chief Inspector in person and later promoted to Inspector and Sergeant.

This is the last episode in this particular mystery but stay tuned for more from Inspector Podblog and Sergeant Barbara.

Sergeant Podblog investigates The Oil Mystery Episode 4

Sergeant Podblog investigates The Oil Mystery Episode 4

Sergeant Podblog investigates The Oil Mystery Episode 4

In this episode of Sergeant Podblog investigates The Oil Mystery Episode 4 – the team are scrabbling around for clues and appear to have come to a dead end.

Whilst going about her chores, cleaning the interview rooms, Peggy, the cleaner, stumbles upon a piece of paper in the room, which appears to be written in code.

Will this prove to be the missing clue that solves the case, or is it just some random numbers on a scrap of paper?

Will they ever crack the case or will it have to be shelved?


This is what Peggy finds on the floor


This is what Peggy finds on the floor – flattened out, How Sergeant Podblog read it.

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This is what Peggy finds on the floor – flattened out, How Barbara read it.

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