Valentine's Traditions from Around the World

Culture calling

Valentine’s Traditions from Around the World

By on 02/14/2017

Ah, romance. Nothing gets the heart fluttering like candlelight, flowers and the sound of sweet nothings. We love it so much we have a day dedicated [...]

5 things we'd rather be doing this Valentine's Day

Culture calling   |   Travel tips

5 things we’d rather be doing this Valentine’s Day

By on 02/05/2017

Whether you’re single or in a relationship, Valentine’s Day can be a seriously stressful event. Should you buy your partner flowers or chocolates? [...]

A quick guide to Chinese New Year

By on 01/22/2017

January 28, 2017, is the first day of the New Year on the Chinese calendar, and it not only marks the beginning of the Year of the Rooster but also the beginning of year 4715. If you’re eager to join [...]

Read more

7 slang words you need to know in 2017

Culture calling   |   Language learning

7 slang words you need to know in 2017

By on 01/20/2017

2016 may have been the year of Brexit and describing everything as lit but now we’re in 2017 there’s a whole new delivery of fresh slang words all [...]

Culture calling   |   Language learning

A beginner’s guide to British humor

By on 01/17/2017

Britain's unique take on humor may seem baffling at first. Heavy on self-deprecation, almost undetectable sarcasm, and constant deadpan delivery, [...]

Culture calling   |   Language learning

10 best movies to learn English with

By on 01/06/2017

Learning a language is much easier when you’re enjoying yourself - and what better way to pass the time than watching movies (with a tub of popcorn in [...]

Career advice   |   Culture calling   |   Language learning   |   Student life   |   Travel tips

Best of 2016: Our most popular articles

By on 12/20/2016

I think we can all agree that 2016 was a challenging year, but there were a few bright spots. Like the more than 150 articles that our writers [...]

Culture calling

How to make a multilingual relationship work: 6 tips

By on 12/18/2016

We all know there’s a ‘language of love’ – but what happens when love is spoken in different languages? Or, more precisely, what happens when two [...]

Culture calling   |   Language learning

How to say “Merry Christmas” in other languages

By on 12/15/2016

By now you’ve dug out your Christmas sweater, hung your stockings by the chimney, and are getting in the holiday mood humming Christmas carols all day [...]

How not to make a fool of yourself on the London tube

By on 12/11/2016

The London Underground may seem devoid of manners and friendly folk, but those who venture into this subterranean jungle are bound together by a number of unbreakable rules. Without them, this fragile [...]

Read more

12 awesome Christmas traditions from around the world

Culture calling

12 awesome Christmas traditions from around the world

By on 12/06/2016

There’s a lot to love about Christmas - food, family, friends, and all kinds of other words that don’t start with the letter F. What makes the holiday [...]

The ultimate gift guide for travelers

Culture calling   |   Travel tips

The ultimate gift guide for travelers

By on 12/02/2016

No matter if you need gifts for the holiday season, a birthday, or just because - our blogging travel experts have put together the perfect gift guide [...]

12 best Christmas songs from around the world

By on 11/20/2016

All I want for Christmas is… carols! The holidays are not only the perfect occasion to spend time with loved ones while eating your weight in cookies, they’re also the ideal opportunity to sing your [...]

Read more

Thanksgiving for beginners

Culture calling

Thanksgiving for beginners

By on 11/18/2016

Thanksgiving - celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November - is the most wonderful time of the year. Christmas songs try to say otherwise, but it [...]