This week, the VocApp team will explore with you the little things that make us love and hate grammar, in this blog “Grammar: Our Best Enemy”, and all the difficult rules that drive us nuts!
Grammar Best Enemy
Let’s be realistic, even if learning a new language is mostly fun, polyglots all agree that it can sometimes be a difficult task and grammar often doesn’t help.
In this article “Grammar: Our Best Enemy” we will talk about 5 languages and the little bits and bobs that make up the grammar of each of those languages. We will talk about why grammar is our best enemy in Portuguese, French, Italian, German and Spanish!
And do not forget! If you are interested in any of those languages you can check out our website at VocApp and download our App to study and improve your skills! Let’s begin! read more
Adventures, unforgettable experiences, crazy stories, precious memories!
Do you believe that traveling includes all of this? If you do and you are planning your next unconventional journey, this article about the most unusual hotels in Europe is all you need to get some good inspiration. Get ready to discover some of the craziest accommodations you can find in Europe, eco friendly hotels, huts located in the highest summits, tree houses or floating cabins! Let’s go!
1. The most unique accommodations in Italy:
Hut Luca Vuerich, Italian Alps
Are you willing you climb up to 2531 meters in the Julian Alps? If you are (good luck with that!) well you can stay overnight in this tiny, cozy, beautifully designed hut for free! This place can host up to 8 persons and the view from there is totally breathtaking (in any possible way).
European fashion is well known all over the world.
You have probably heard of the Parisian style, Italian fashion or Spain’s big international brands, haven’t you? Well, if you are planning to visit any of these countries and you want to experience more then just musuems, food and local traditions, keep reading this article about fashion and best locations for shopping in Europe. read more
If you are passionate about traveling and fashion, why not experience both at the same time? VocApp has created a shopping guide for all those travelers who want to follow fashion trends, try on new styles and make their journey more complete with a unique shopping experience.
Get to know more about the Bilingual Celebrities you love with VocApp!
Have you wondered if the celebrities you see on TV and movies are polyglot? Or better, do you want to learn the language that your favorite celebrity speaks? Well, you are in the right place! With VocApp, you will learn all about multilingual celebrities and you will be able to learn the languages they speak! Stick with us and let us show you our TOP 10 Famous Polyglot Celebrities!
What is the meaning of polyglot?
Firstly, let us explain what a polyglot person is! A polyglot is a person who knows and is able to use several languages. However, there is a difference between a polyglot person and a bilingual person! A bilingual person speaks 2 languages and a polyglot usually speaks and uses more than 2 languages to communicate! read more
Nowadays more and more people are eager to work in an international environment!
Think about it: how easy is it to have a Skype interview, get a contract, get a plane and settle your life somewhere else?! We can definitely say that in the 21st century our career path is not limited to one country. We are willing to go over the geographical borders and look for better opportunities somewhere else in the world, we look for new exciting experiences, a better CV, broader views and better language skills. read more
However, although it seems quite easy to find a job abroad, it might not be as easy to adapt to a new, foreign working environment. Why? Well, because we might know the second language well, but we simply have never used it in a formal context, or we lack work vocabulary.
How to manage such situation then? How to learn quickly and efficiently to speak a second language in a new workplace?
Preparation is key to a successful job interview!
So, if you want to have an international dream job, getting ready for the interview is the first important step.
First of all, we need to congratulate you for your determined attitude and energy. Choosing the best for you and your professional life by following your heart rather than your mind is not the easiest option! You have completed the hardest task (dropping what you have for something better) and now you are officially over the hump.
As the biggest traveler of all times once said “Following the light of the sun, we left the old world.” (That’s right, Christopher Columbus!), that is to say if you follow our helping guide, you will reach a new world! read more
Have you ever wondered what the Erasmus mobility is?
Do you want to go to a different country to continue your studies but you do not know which country to choose? We made a list of the top 10 most popular countries to travel to with the Erasmus mobility to help you decide!
One of the most exciting time for university students is when they get a change to travel to another country to study. However, this can be a very expensive and challenging decision to take.
Erasmus in Europe!
To be able to allow students to travel to different European countries while studying and experiencing different cultures, the European Union created a programe called Erasmus. It is meant to help students to have financial support, as well as granted education while going to study to another European country for a period of time. read more
Food is definitely the main essence of traveling.
You can’t fully experience the culture of a country if you do not taste local food. Think about one of the best journeys you have ever had, wasn’t food a big part of it? Didn’t it make your overall experience even more special?
Home food, street food, local restaurants, secret recipes, unique ingredients, strong fragrances. Can you picture all of this in your journey?
Although appreciating local food is very important, it is not enough to be a perfect traveler. If you really want to eat like a local, then you have to learn how to behave like a local, which means, respecting the good table manners of the country you are visiting. This is something very important to learn ahead, in order to avoid being disrespectful or very impolite towards locals. read more
We all love travelling!
The thrilling feeling of jumping on an airplane to reach a new destination, looking out of the plane window and seeing the sky, overcoming any distance and your limits!
However, traveling can be stressful sometimes, in particular if you do not speak the language of the country you are visiting. Catching a plane suddenly becomes harder, getting to the airport can turn into an adventure. “Where is the shuttle bus?”, “How do I reach the airport?”, “Where are the international departures?”.. how many times have you struggled to ask these questions in another language?! Well, now is time to enjoy your trip to the fullest , no stress, no problems, no panic of getting lost and missing your flight. read more
Easter Holiday with VocApp!
Do you know Easter Holiday? If you live in Europe or a country with catholic traditions, you probably celebrate it every year. But, what do you know about it? How do you celebrate Easter Season in your country? Do you know the Easter Holiday traditions of different countries?
With our Easter Holiday blog post, we will tell you many facts about Easter, when is Easter 2019, as well as Easter Sunday 2019. You will know why are Easter eggs a tradition? And where did the idea of the Easter Bunny come from? Keep with our VocApp blog post to read all about Easter Traditions around the world. read more