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Vocapp Vibes: Language and Culture (#10- Cyprus)

Vocapp Vibes: Language and Culture (#10- Cyprus)

WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT CYPRUS ??

For the tenth episode of our humble podcast, we are joined by our Cypriot guest Maria. Yes, you have read it right! lol. Maybe shes’s the first Cypriot you ever listened to in your life. She brought her unique critical mindset that allowed us to discuss many topics like:

    • The life in Cyprus
    • Traveling in Cyprus
    • Political wire topics
    • Cypriot Dialect  
    • The most important: almost an hour of positive vibes and talks
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Vocapp Vibes: Language and Culture (#8- Spain,Romania and Ukraine)

Vocapp Vibes: Language and Culture (#8- Spain,Romania and Ukraine)

ATTENTION LISTENERS THIS WEEK’S PODCAST IS FULL OF CULTURE AND POSITIVE VIBES !!

For the eight episode of our humble podcast we are joined by our Multicultural guest Aria, who’s a Romanian-born Ukranian computer programmer in Spain! Yes, you actually have read it right! lol . She likes to call herself more spanish than tapas and brought her unique critical mindset that allowed us discuss many topics like:

    • The life of a Romanian in Spain
    • The truth behind ” Woman being a computer programmer”
    • Political wire topics
    • Spanish music 
    • Erasmus life in Serbia
    • The most important: almost an hour of positive vibes and talks

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Vocapp Vibes: Language and Culture (#5-The UK)

Vocapp Vibes: Language and Culture (#5-The UK)

God Save The Queen!!

For the fifth episode of our humble podcast we are joined by our UK guest Lily, who’s brought her unique singing voice and some grimey slang from across the North sea! We’ll be discussing:

  • Where to visit in the UK according to a native,
  • Stereotypes and the North-South divide,
  • British music new and old (featuring an unexpected acapella duet),
  • The demise of British politics,
  •  Traditional and urban slang.

You don’t want to miss this, press play to listen now!

Don’t forget to check out both courses mentioned during the podcast:

 

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Learning Languages Efficiently: Interview with Jimmy Mello, the Brazilian Polyglot

Learning Languages Efficiently: Interview with Jimmy Mello, the Brazilian Polyglot

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Jimmy Mello is a polyglot from Brazil famous for his Mello Method – an innovative approach to language learning based on speaking from day one and postponing the study of advanced grammar to later stages. His invention earned Jimmy an international renown and provided his students with a very efficient means of learning new languages.  In fact, he’s recently become the endorser of VocApp, as he also believes that flashcards are an indispensable component of learning a foreign language. Watch Meaghan’s interview with Jimmy and get inspired to speak from day one!

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The Polyglot Pope: Interview with Richard Simcott

The Polyglot Pope: Interview with Richard Simcott

Most times it is a good idea to open a post with an anecdote, especially if it originates from such a fantastic event as Polyglot Gathering Berlin 2015.

We were very lucky. We had just scheduled an interview with Richard Simcott and were headed for the nearby park where we could sit and talk. But first we had to take the lift to the ground floor. With us were other participants of the Polyglot Gathering 2015. We jokingly said that Richard was as popular among the polyglots who had come to Berlin as the Pope was among catholics. Suddenly, one of the men seized his hand screaming “Papa!”(Italian for “Pope”) and kissed it.

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Britain’s Most Multilingual Student: Alex ‘RawLangs’ Rawlings

Britain’s Most Multilingual Student: Alex ‘RawLangs’ Rawlings

Can external motivation transform into passion? How to use 60 minutes to study effectively? Alex Rawlings, “Britain’s most multilingual student” and organiser of polyglot workshops shares his experience with learning foreign languages.  Watch and find out!

VocApp.com: All right Alex. Thank you very much for giving us your precious time. Can we just start by telling our viewers who you are, what you do and why we were so happy to trace you down to the conference for the interview.

Alex Rawlings: Three years ago in 2012 I won a competition by Harper Collins, the publishers, which was trying to find Britain’s most multilingual student. I was tested for fluency in eleven different languages by native speakers and I was given the prize. Back then I was studying German and Russian at Oxford, I’ve since left Oxford and I’m now living in Budapest, where I’m learning Hungary and teaching, English, German and Russian.

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