“Deutsche Sprache, schwere Sprache”
Many people think that German is the most complicated and difficult language to learn. Perhaps you’re one of them? That’s why today we’re going to give you a few reasons to see things differently.
So here’s some information that might help you change your mind.
Not many people know that German is the most widely spoken mother tongue in Europe! Indeed, it is used by nearly 100 million people. German is also the official language in several European countries such as Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland and even in the Italian region of South Tyrol. This could be very interesting for those who love to travel.
Do you want to travel somewhere and are looking for tips on where to go? Well, do you know what Holland is known for? You’ve guessed it! Tulips! In their own Tulip Festival, many and many tulips of all colors and forms, miles and miles of gardens filled with them.
Have you ever asked yourself what is the best time to see tulips in Amsterdam? Keep reading our blog to learn some tips on the Tulip Festival in the Netherlands and understand a bit more about Dutch traditions and the tulip culture of this country.
If French language has always attracted you (which we fully understand), or if you’re just curious about it – we are now giving you the opportunity to order the famous “croissants” and “baguettes” all by yourself, with ease and simplicity, in just one week!
Indeed, this week is dedicated to the French language, which means that we will offer you to discover one lesson per day, whether in the cooking or business field, there’s something for everyone.
Many of you probably still have some doubts concerning French grammar, but let us go beyond the prejudices. That’s one of the reasons why it’s comfortable to use our courses – they’re designed so that everyone can access them, in a simple manner, and you will find examples or clues that will make it easier for you to study each lesson.
“Where there is a will, there is a way.” It all began during a trip from Rafal, the founder of Fiszkoteka, to study in Berlin. He had only one month to prepare for the German exam and time was scarce to study everything. So he had an idea. Inspired by scientist Piotra Woźniak who studied memory and algorithms of effective learning, he programmed a simple version of the algorithm for his own use. The results exceeded his expectations and passed the exam with one of the best results. Fascinated by the potential of this form of learning, Rafal decided to share this tool with everyone. Fiszkoteka was born and today there is 1.000.000 users in Poland.
British and American Cinematography: more than art, it is culture.
Lights, camera, action! The first three words used in a cinematographic studio. Have you ever thought why cinematography is so important for some people? It is so important because it is part of their culture. Cinematography opens a world of possibilities, since it recreates thousands of aspects of daily life and also unreal aspects. It brings color, feelings, music and even flavors and smells that make you belong to the scene. This means that, cinema is the most powerful weapon in life due to its influence on people and the good lessons some films teach. When we talk about cinematography and cinema, we are referring to the art in general, from the recreation of the images to the representation of them in the screen.
Puoi immaginare quanto sarebbe bello riuscire a memorizzare centinaia di nuove parole in una sola sessione di studio? Per chi sta studiando una seconda lingua, ricordare il nuovo vocabolario può essere tanto frustrante quanto preoccupante. È quasi come nuotare in mare aperto, con addosso catene pesanti, mani legate, e… beh, hai capito, ciò che è sconosciuto spaventa, e c’è fin troppo di sconosciuto in una lingua straniera.
Non andare nel panico! Ci sono delle tecniche che possono permetterti di memorizzare praticamente tutto, e sto per illustrartene una davvero utile che potrai applicare nel tuo processo di apprendimento.
¿Se imaginan lo maravilloso que sería memorizar cientos de palabras nuevas en una sentada? Para quienes estamos en el proceso de adquirir una segunda lengua, recordar el nuevo vocabulario se puede tornar tanto frustrante como atemorizante. Es casi como nadar en mar abierto, con cadenas de una tonelada, manos atadas y… bueno, ustedes entienden, lo desconocido es intimidante, y hay muchísimo de desconocido en un idioma extranjero.
¡Que no cunda el pánico! Hay técnicas que pueden ayudarte a memorizar prácticamente cualquier cosa, y estoy a punto de recomendarte una muy útil que podrás incluir en tu proceso de aprendizaje.
Do you imagine how wonderful it would be to memorize tons of new words in a road? If you are in the process of a second language acquisition recalling the new vocabulary can be also frustrating and frighten. It is like swimming in uncharted waters, and you are swimming with heavy chains, and hands tied, and… Well, you understood, the unknown is intimidating, and there are a lot of unknowns in foreign languages.
Don’t panic! There are techniques that can help you to memorize almost anything, and I’m about to recommend you a very useful one which you can apply in your learning process.
Audrius is yet another brilliant person we met at this year’s Polyglot Gathering in Berlin. Being an expert in many fields, including environmental sciences and languages, he is a true 21st-century renaissance man 🙂 Check out our interview in which he talks about how to overcome stagnation and how languages can influence your life.
Have you heard of Italki yet? If not, you definitely should! Italki was one of the sponsors of this year’s Polyglot Gathering in Berlin. Ivan, who represented the company during the event, told us about some of the ideas behind Italki and the company’s plans for the future. Check it out!
VocApp: Hi Ivan, thank you for giving us your time to do this little interview. Ivan works for Italki, a language company that provides its user with the ability to connect with language speakers all over the world. Ivan my first question is, your platform is an excellent tool for communicating with language enthusiasts all over the world, but do you think it is also efficient at the very beginning of the learning process when most of us are still very stressed about speaking?