Dealing with the crisis as a culture vulture

Megan Nicholls I guess you probably don’t want to read another article about Coronavirus, death rates, lockdown restrictions or upcoming uncertainty. We all know these are “unprecedented times” and there is not much we can do apart from stay at home and support key workers. So, if you have a spare moment in between home…

Per Ardua Ad Alta – Through Difficulties to Glory

By Cornelia Sennewald (Originally published in Culture, Issue 17 May 2016) Before I came to Birmingham, I was not the person I am now. I had started studying English and Art at the University of Cologne in order to become a teacher. In September 2015, I was granted the opportunity to continue my studies at…

Appy Travels: How Apps Can Help You on Your Holidays

By Lily King When most people think about the apps they will use on holiday, the first thing that springs to mind is Instagram or Facebook to share their holiday snaps. But this only scratches the surface of how you can use apps to make the most of your holiday. Find food blogs It can…

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…

Stammtisch: More than just a Beer with Strangers

Hi I’m Roberta, a fourth year French, German and Russian student, returning from my year (ish) abroad in Erfurt and Moscow.  This year I will be undertaking the role of Treasurer for the Linguist Magazine. As an avid networker, I am eager to get involved with such a cultural and international community in Birmingham, especially…

Living the Valencian Dream

I am Emily, this year’s Secretary of the Linguist. I am going into my second year of studying Spanish and Italian. I cannot wait to see what this year has in store for the magazine! Someone once asked me if I could relive any day in my life, what day would it be? I thought…

Лучшие места, где можно поесть или просто заказать напиток в Москве!

По Sasha Edwards Вы скоро переедете в Москву? Или Вы планируете посетить Москву в недалёком будущем? Вы хотите узнать о некоторых хороших барах и ресторанах? Тогда это руководство для Вас! После семи месяцев в Москве я думаю, что я могла бы Вам немножко посоветовать и помочь! Москва ночью 1. Ресторанный дворик в Охотном Ряду! Это…

Mache dich für dein Auslandsjahr in Deutschland bereit

Chloe Lauret Du hast gerade dein Aufnahmeschreiben erhalten und bist wirklich aufgeregt, nach Deutschland zu gehen, aber nicht sicher, wie du dich vorbereiten solltest: lies weiter! Finde eine Wohnung! Unterkünfte in Deutschland sind in der Regel billiger als in Großbritannien. Das Studentenheim ist sehr gepflegt und wenn du alles leicht finden möchtest, beginne mit deiner…

Pulau Tioman: a Paradise Island

By Victoria Jackson With its white-sand beaches, luscious rainforests, waterfalls and marine life, Tioman Island really does have something for everyone. Situated off the east coast of Malaysia, it is a short boat ride from the mainland, making it perfect for a weekend getaway…  As we arrived on Tioman Island at sunset, we knew we’d…

La cuisine toulousaine : les quatre meilleurs plats locaux

De Camille Stevenson L’été dernier, j’ai visité Toulouse et j’ai été époustouflé par les plats délicieux de la ville. Voici mes quatre plats toulousains préférés, que vous devez goûter si vous avez la chance de visiter cette incroyable ville française. En quatrième place : Le magret de canard Ce plat utilise la poitrine d’un canard mulard,…

La magie à Paris

Megan Nicholls Il y a plein de choses magiques à découvrir dans la Ville lumière, mais à 32 km loin de Paris, le parc Disneyland reste l’attraction le plus visité en Europe. L’été dernier j’ai eu la chance de travailler là-bas pendant « la fête de la jungle », qui a célébré les films du roi lion…

La polémica lingüística de Rosalía

Por Freya Hoppe y Bethan Kent Parecen hacer siglos desde que el último ídolo del pop español, Enrique Iglesias, sonaba en nuestras radios. Sin embargo, en años recientes, ha llegado una nueva estrella que ha probado que la fascinación que tiene el mundo con la música hispánica no ha disminuido: La Rosalía. Hace dos años,…

La Calçotada – Una tradició de Catalunya

Cecilia Hallpike Si vius a Catalunya, durant els mesos de gener i febrer, és inevitable quevagis a una calçotada. Aquesta tradició, que es va originar al poble de Valls, a Tarragona, a finals del segle XIX, és un esdeveniment cultural molt important, i és una celebració d’hivern. Cada any, Valls acull una festa dels calçots,…