Live Lingua - Skype Language Lessons


Category Archives: Japanese

Merry Christmas Around The World

The holiday season is upon us as countries all over the world prepare for the Christmas holiday. To begin, here’s a quick preview of how you might wish someone a “Merry Christmas” around the world: Spanish ¡Feliz Navidad French Joyeux Noël German Frohe Weihnachten Italian Buon Natale Chinese 圣诞节快乐 Shèngdàn jié kuàilè Portuguese Feliz Natal […]

Read Full Article
Posted on December 19, 2013 by

Golf Around The World

Recently, my brother-in-law returned from an amazing father and son golfing trip to Scotland. His pictures were breathtaking, filled with picturesque Scottish towns and the beautiful greens of places like St. Andrews. They rented a small car and drove for days, soaking in the backcountry, eating local fare and simply enjoying a sport that’s been […]

Read Full Article
Posted on December 12, 2013 by

New Years Resolution – Learn A Language

I personally stopped making New Year’s resolutions many years ago. Depending on the year, I either tried and failed to give up caffeine, exercise three days a week, learn a new word everyday or get up early each day to meditate and pray. As we face the end of 2014, I have been toying around […]

Read Full Article
Posted on December 10, 2013 by

Involve The Grandparents In Language Learning

My mother-in-law is Filipino. She comes from the city of Iloilo on  Panay island. She is a spirited, bright, and creative individual who embraces her culture. While she lives in America, she resides in the Midwest and my husband, children and I live in Southern California. Our main means of communicating with my in-laws is […]

Read Full Article
Posted on December 3, 2013 by

10 Things Every International Student Should Know

As a family, we have spent a lot of time on college campuses. Since I have two degrees and my husband is currently pursuing his fourth, we have met students from all over the world who have come to the United States to pursue their educational goals. From Thailand to South Korea and Brazil to […]

Read Full Article
Posted on November 21, 2013 by

What is a “professional” oral translator?

It can be quite easy to suggest that someone who is proficient at languages should be a professional translator. Oftentimes what people are really talking about is becoming involved in translation work. When you add the word “professional” it adds a much higher level to the game. For those wishing to become a professional translator, […]

Read Full Article
Posted on November 19, 2013 by

How long does it take to learn a language?

I remember the first time I saw the Chinese alphabet. My family was visiting the World Showcase found in Epcot Center at Disney World in Orlando, FL. The letters were splashed on the side of buildings and knitted into afghans in the various stores and my mind started to reel. It seemed like the most […]

Read Full Article
Posted on November 12, 2013 by

Most Culturally Diverse Cities in the World

Our world is an amazing place, nobody can doubt it. Spectacular sights, a plethora of flavors, thousands of different cultural ethnicities, the list is a mile long! However, there are a few cities that top the list when it comes to the most diverse in the world. We have here a list of some of […]

Read Full Article
Posted on November 7, 2013 by

Give Back, Get Back

You are a busy person. You perhaps have just finished school and are looking for a job. Maybe you already have a job, but wouldn’t mind changing it or just having a long vacation from it. You are also learning a new language to better your opportunities with your work life, travel endeavors, or just […]

Read Full Article
Posted on November 5, 2013 by

The Most Friendly Countries For Foreigners (It Might Surprise You!)

Saint Augustine once said, “The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” Learning a foreign language is a step in the right direction if we are to embrace the wisdom of Augustine and see the world as an open book. That being said, many of us who have […]

Read Full Article
Posted on October 31, 2013 by