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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 (#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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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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How to Plan a perfect trip: Learn the Airport Vocabulary

How to Plan a perfect trip: Learn the Airport Vocabulary

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.

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Come posso apprendere le lingue più velocemente?

Come posso apprendere le lingue più velocemente?

Come posso apprendere le lingue più velocemente?

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.

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Simone – The World Passenger

Simone – The World Passenger

Simone

Recently, we’ve had the pleasure of exchanging our insights on learning languages with Simone, who is as passionate about them as we are 🙂 Check out our interview and take your language learning to the next level!

VocApp: Is it true that knowing languages makes travelling easier?

Simone: You bet it does! Knowing languages makes travelling a lot easier especially in those countries where English is not spoken (or at least not that much). A good example can be Italy, my motherland, where not everyone working on railway stations speaks fluent English, especially if you go out of the big cities. I know it’s always challenging for tourists who need information. On the other hand, Italians are known to make themselves understood just by using their hand gestures, so the tourists can rest assured 😉 I’d also like to add that knowing languages not only makes travelling easier but it enriches your travel experience a lot. If I think about my solo trip to South America it wouldn’t have been the same without being able to speak Spanish. The locals were really open with me and I was even invited for lunch or dinner a few times. I really had a full immersion in the local culture, both in Argentina and Chile, and got to know much more about their traditions thanks to the language.

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