Merry Christmas | Joyeux Noël | Fröhliche Weihnachten | Feliz Navidad | Veselé Vánoce | Wesołych Świąt
Christmas is coming… We hope you’ll have enough time off to relax and enjoy those festive days! Whatever your Christmas plans are, take it easy and have fun. Don’t forget to sing carols and Christmas songs in the languages you’re learning! We would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas,...Read more
BLS Anniversary Party
We’re super excited to be celebrating our 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY this autumn! Yes, the school was founded in August 2012! A little project that turned out to be an exciting hub for learning and improving language skills. We had our anniversary party at the beginning of November. It was so...Read more
What do our language tutors think about BLS?
What do our language tutors think about BLS? We’re so happy we can celebrate our 10th anniversary together. Today, I’d like to say how much I appreciate our current team of language tutors. I often say that our learners are loyal and consistent which is so true, but our tutors...Read more
We’re 10 YEARS OLD!
How was your summer? I’m so excited, because we’re starting our autumn language courses soon and we’re looking forward to seeing you then! We’re also super excited to be celebrating our 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY this autumn! Yes, the school was founded in August 2012! A little project that turned out to...Read more
Book review: How to Speak any Language Fluently. by Alex Rawlings
Language learning never stops. No matter how much you know, there will always be more to learn. (p. 2) I had been waiting to read / use such a book for a while. It’s a very pleasant read yet it contains all the essential practicalities of foreign language learning. One...Read more
Book review: The Bilingual Brain by Albert Costa
“(…) bilingualism is the rule rather than the exception in the sense that the majority of the world’s population can communicate in more than one language.” Albert Costa What a fascinating read! To be honest with you, I didn’t expect to be taken on a such an interesting journey learning...Read more
Interview with Cate Hamilton, co-founder of Babel Babies
Cate Hamilton is a linguist, teacher, mum, entrepreneur and co-founder of the popular Babel Babies. Hello Cate, thank you for being our interview guest today. You’re a great advocate for learning languages. What’s your educational background? When was your passion for languages born? I learned French and German at school, and went to...Read more
Learning a language: Learn Dutch with BLS online & FREE!
As you remember, we introduced a new series of blog posts (see Spanish, French, German, Russian, Italian, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, Arabic & Polish) where we teach you some useful phrases in different languages. Sounds amazing? And it’s DUTCH today! Do you travel frequently to Brussels or Amsterdam? Are you planning to learn more about the Flemish painters? Do you...Read more
Getting back to learning languages
Where do you start with language learning when you’ve had a break? Yes, returning to language study is exciting, but can be confusing as we don’t know how much we remember, if we have the right resources or enough motivation. I’ve prepared some ideas to inspire you to get back...Read more
Breaking the ice: greetings in 12 different languages
What’s the first thing you say to someone in any language? It’s usually “hello” – but do you know the deeper meanings behind the ways to say “hello” in your chosen language? And how do you say “goodbye”? It’s not always that straightforward and sometimes it is quite poetic! Here...Read more