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Joanna Jokela

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Celebrate languages in September – are you already familiar with these language-related days?

August 30, 2021

Did you know that many language-related days are celebrated in September? They remind us of the importance of knowing languages and other related skills in our daily lives. So, write a letter, start learning a new language or celebrate the month in another way that suits you! World Letter Writing Day, September 1 Nearly all of us write something daily, at least on our phones. However, writing a letter is a skill of its own – try compressing all you…

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Try these simple sweet and salty summer treats from around the world

June 18, 2021

Try these summer treats from around the world to cool you down in a hot day – or to warm you up when it’s raining. You can find appropriate background music from this post, where we’ve gathered the best summer songs in four languages! Frozen chocolate bananas – the USA This super easy and satisfying treat from the States only requires a few ingredients! Here’s the recipe for 6 servings: 3 ripe bananas some nuts 100 g of dark chocolate…

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Spoken language and cultural knowledge – supporting language-learning with TikTok

April 16, 2021
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Are you looking to learn a new language or to maintain existing language skills? Excellent! But… how could you broaden your language and cultural knowledge in addition to proper studying itself, preferably in an effortless and entertaining way? There’s an endless number of alternatives: books, movies, newspapers and magazines, podcasts, and social media content. However, you don’t always have to grab a foreign-language novel or sit through a movie without subtitles – the most important thing is to find a…

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Start the New Year with these inspirational quotes!

January 8, 2021

The new year always comes with promises, objectives and hopes. When a new year begins, it’s a good time to stop and think about everything that took place in the last year. What nice things can you remember from the exceptional year 2020? What would you like to achieve, do or experience this year? We have gathered a bunch of inspirational quotes for the moment when a new page has been turned and everything feels possible again. With the attitude…

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5 tips to treat your travel fever

November 10, 2020

Are your dream destinations currently out of reach? The global pandemic has turned many travel plans into mere fantasy. Even during ordinary times, we don’t always have the time and money to travel but going abroad and gaining new experiences are still on our minds. Luckily, there are now countless ways to create a travelling atmosphere from your own couch. By virtual travelling, you can move from one continent to another in an instant and get to know new cultural…

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