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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

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

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Vocapp Vibes: Language and Culture (#7-Southern Italy Edition)

Vocapp Vibes: Language and Culture (#7-Southern Italy Edition)

Good Life my listeners!!! Today’s episode is an answer to the second episode where we talked about Italy and we figured out many differences between the South and the North part of the country. Since our guest in the second episode was from the North, we are now interested in hearing a voice from the South! With help from our guest Christian, we’ll be talking about:

  • Southern Italian Dialect words
  • Southern Italian culture through the eyes of a native.
  • Curiosities and stereotypes from Southern Italy
  • Personal Stories
  • Italian songs, Football, Travel tips and positive vibes

There are so many things to discover about the Italian culture, that we don’t know where to start! But you should definitely start with our podcast…

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Vocapp Vibes: Language and Culture (#6- Mexico ft. Desde Polonia en español)

Vocapp Vibes: Language and Culture (#6- Mexico ft. Desde Polonia en español)

Good Morning, Good Afternoon, Good Life!! How’s your vibe today ??

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

For the sixth episode of our humble podcast we are joined by our Mexican guest Alexis Angulo, who’s a journalist, Spanish teacher and a podcaster in Poland and has lived in the land of pierogi for a quite long time. He calls himself more Polish than bigos (a traditional Polish dish) and brought his unique critical mindset that allowed us discuss many topics like:

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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!

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Vocapp Vibes: Language and Culture (#1 – Latvia)

Vocapp Vibes: Language and Culture (#1 – Latvia)

Vocapp is inviting you reader, to now also become a listener with our new PODCAST!!

“Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.”. Goethe was very accurate when he said this sentence. Each week our host João Jacques will bring the most positive vibe you can get during your day.

We discuss:

  • Every episode our host interviews guests from the Most Diverse Countries in this “Humble World”.
  • If you want to learn not only language and culture but also about Countries’ curiosities, Weird stories, Songs, Life, Travel, I mean Everything (!!) then this is the podcast for you.

For our very first episode with help from our Guest Evija!! We’ll be talking about Latvia, the Latvian language and a lot of curiosities from this very interesting country.

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How to speak a second language fluently at work

How to speak a second language fluently at work

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.

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?

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