Welcome to The Linguist Blog

Welcome to The Linguist Blog! A place for contributors to write about all things language and culture, without the pressure of print. Whether you’re on your year abroad and wanting to document your travels, or you’re an avid photographer wanting to share pictures from your latest holiday, we want to hear from you! We’re accepting…

Three top tips for your year abroad in Paris

by Tiana Phillips I’m sure most students planning a year abroad will be familiar with the slightly daunting feeling of uncertainty leading up to their departure. For me, it’s almost a year on from those initial few months of stress and paperwork, and now I’m a mere three weeks away from the end of my…

Thailand: the ins and outs of volunteering

In my first year at University I was starting to feel jealous looking at photos pop up from people travelling on gap years. While I was stuck in lectures or writing essays, they were having incredible, life-changing experiences and I wanted to have them too! Walking back to my accommodation one day, I was handed…

Why the Erasmus grant is essential

One potential and very serious consequence of Brexit is the abolition of the Erasmus grant which supports British students, who seek to broaden their language and cultural horizons by spending a semester or a year abroad in a European country, learning a foreign language. I am currently on my year abroad working as a teaching…

Barcelona’s Best Bits

Barcelona: Where bustling city meets beautiful beaches.  The Catalonian capital is the perfect place for a long break, with so much to explore yet ample opportunity to relax. If you’re thinking of heading off to Barcelona, have a read of these tips to help you make the most out of your trip. Tuck into some…

Le Cinque Terre; come sfruttarle al massimo in un solo giorno!

di Jessica Repetti Avete già sentito parlare delle magiche viste panoramiche delle Cinque Terre? Oppure delle case deliziosamente colorate come se fossero arcobaleni? Avete per caso mai visto fotografie della focaccia Ligure che fanno venire l’acquolina in bocca? Se avete risposto sì a queste domande, è arrivato il momento di intraprendere una nuova avventura ed…

Barcelona

de Emma Bralic Velho Barcelona: una ciutat molt bella! Per què visitar Barcelona? Potser recentment heu seguit a les notícies el moviment per a la independència catalana però Barcelona és molt més que això i hi ha molts llocs per visitar. El gòtic es el meu lloc favorit de Barcelona. M’agrada molt l’arquitectura – és…

“Che, ¡sos un salame!”: Frases coloquiales de Argentina

de Georgina Turner “No boludo, es que estoy re estresado ahora.”  El castellano argentino no es tímido con la variación lingüística de la lengua española; con un acento significativamente diferente – gracias al yeísmo (un sonido más intenso de “y” y “ll”), y además diferentes pronombres que crean, por tanto, diferentes conjugaciones de verbos, gracias…

Das Bauhaus wird 100

Von Fiona Davis Dieses Jahr feiert Deutschland das hundertjährige Jubiläum der Eröffnung des Staatlichen Bauhauses in Weimar (Thüringen). Aber warum wurde das Bauhaus errichtet, und warum ist es immer noch bedeutungsvoll?  Eröffnung  Nach dem ersten Weltkrieg gab es eine Tendenz zur radikalen Umgestaltung der deutschen Gesellschaft. Ein junger Architekt namens Walter Gropius wollte eine einzigartige…

A-Z: Deutschsprachige Orte

Von Marie Peters A – Augsburg. Eine bayrische Stadt wie ein Kindermärchen, das jede Deutsche kennt: Jim Knopf und Urmel wohnen hier!  B – Bremerhaven. Weil jeder Berlin und Bern kennt: Bremerhaven bietet das Nordseegefühl inklusive vieler Museen.  C – Cologne/Köln. Neben dem Kölner Dom gibt es auch den Kölner Karneval, den man jeden Februar feiern sollte!  D – Düsseldorf….