Transform lives, including your own with Ark Teacher Training

By Isabella Bartlett and Kate Perham-Marchant “Ark offer such intense and in depth training that I have the best possible chance of becoming an outstanding teacher with Ark.” – Testimonial from a University of Birmingham Student. Have you ever been interested in teaching languages? If no, why not? Teaching hosts a wide range of advantages,…

Interrailing on a budget

By Freya Richold As do thousands of students across the UK every year in the months following their A levels, I was lucky enough to go interrailing last July. However, not everyone is this lucky, as the main obstacle blocking students from the month of their life in Europe is money. But interrailing does not…

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…

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…

Top Tips for Oktoberfest

By Lily King October is nearly upon us, meaning thousands of tourists are currently descending on Munich for Oktoberfest. Having just returned from a wonderful break in Bavaria’s beautiful capital, I’ve put together a list of tips for anyone visiting the world’s most well-known beer festival. Look the part Wearing Lederhosen or a Dirndl (women’s…

How to Combat Culture Shock

By Lily King Culture shock. A phrase often heard before travelling abroad, and a phrase all too often ignored. Whether you are off travelling in Europe or somewhere further afield, you will undoubtedly encounter cultures that differ to your own. This can be overwhelming if you don’t prepare yourself. Follow these top tips before you…