Entries by VivaLinguist

Mistakes, a tool to accelerate foreign languages learning

« You forbid mistakes, you steal victory »  Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Fear of error is the lock of learning. In the context of foreign languages, the avoidance strategy is its most common manifestation. The learner does not dare to answer, looks for the shortest and least risky sentences, or expresses himself only in ternary mode: […]

Food in Spain: Tengo hambre!

Tapas, paella, sangría, jamón,… A lot of people around the world know and have even tried these typical dishes at least once in their lifetime. However, there are plenty of different local Spanish dishes which are more typical in Spain and even tastier than these world-known ones. I chose 5 dishes (although there are many more) […]

Chinese New Year, it’s time to sing!

There is an amusing song that Old Beijingers sing about the time before the Spring Festival Eve. It vividly depicts how people busily and happily embrace the New Year: “Little kids, little kids, don’t be greedy. After laba, it’s New Year’s time Drink the  porridge for several days, then on the 23rd day, On the […]