The Language Journey – Suzannah’s Story (in 6 Languages)
Hello, my name is Suzannah and I’m a linguist and freelance translator. In this video, I answer questions about my journey to speaking 6 languages. I give one answer in each of the languages I speak: French, Dutch, English, Polish, Italian and Spanish. Firstly, in French, I talk about how...Read more
Learning a Language: Learn Spanish with BLS online & FREE!
We would like to introduce a new series of blog posts/videos where we teach you some useful phrases in different languages. Sounds amazing? Let’s start with Spanish! Are you planning your summer holiday in Spain? Do you travel frequently to Madrid? Do you dream of exploring South America? If...Read more
On Languages: Spanish
Spanish is spoken as a first language by more than 427 million people throughout the world and around 21 million people are learning it. It is the second most common native language in the world. It is the third most studied language in Europe, with 19% of school pupils learning...Read more
Language learning: Which exam should I take to prove my level?
When you are learning a language, sometimes you want to have something official to show for it, to demonstrate which level you have got up to according to recognised examination bodies. This can be useful if you are applying for a place at a university, which often require proof of...Read more
Language learning: Which language to choose? With helpful videos in six languages
Estimates say that there are up to 7,000 languages spoken in the world today (in around 200 states!). Some languages have millions of speakers and some have just a few thousand speakers. But with so many languages to choose from, how do you decide which one to learn? This blog...Read more
Learning Languages – My Story
My name is Suzannah I am a PhD student in Translation Studies. I speak five languages (English, French, Italian, Dutch and Spanish) and am learning a sixth (Polish). You may ask how or why I have learnt/am learning them and what I use them for. What I will say is...Read more
Film Review: Santiago’s Path in “The Way”
Some weeks ago we were talking in class about the cities called Santiago in the world, such as Santiago de Cuba, Santiago de Chile and Santiago de Compostela (Spain). All of them have something in common: the Spanish language. For the sake of geographical proximity, although unknown to me, I...Read more
Third Year Abroad: Study placement in Madrid
As part of my degree programme in languages, the third year is spent abroad, either on a work or study placement. It is undoubtedly the part of the course that students look forward to the most and often describe as ‘the best year of their life’. I have just started...Read more