Language learning

Ian Gibbs highlights the importance of making mistakes in his latest post in Language Hack, his language-learning blog. more

Language Hack

Jodie Sclare and Josh Bumgardner explain how their language centre FunTalk was created, and prove that learning a language can be fun. more


The latest post from Language Hack, a language-learning blog by Ian Gibbs. more

Language Hack


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The second post from Language Hack, a new language-learning blog by English teacher, writer and founder of the educational theatre company IPA Productions, Ian Gibbs. more

Language Hack

Barcelona-based English teacher, writer and founder of the educational theatre company IPA Productions, Ian Gibbs, introduces his new language-learning blog. more

Language Hack

Tips to make sure your polyglot tots gain the language fluency you may only dream of. more


Brush up on your language skills without going back to school. more

Things To Do

Tips for learning a new language without breaking the bank. more


Raising bilingual children is appealing and necessary for more and more families these days. For kids to be successful in more than one language, thought, dedication and creativity on the part of the parents are required. more


In a city where nobody can even pronounce my own name (‘¿Dawn?’ ¿Como abajo?) the language barrier has become a common occurrence in my daily life, one which I now welcome with open arms and, more often than not, a childish snigger. more

BLOGS 4 Comments

Language Class

Pablo Pariente de Torre

If you want to learn Catalan, there are a number of options to help you on your way more

LIVING 1 Comments

Easy for some and seemingly impossible for others, there's no right or wrong when it comes to learning Spanish or Catalan. You just have to dive right in and find what works best for you more

Education 2 Comments

Schooling in Catalan

Johanna Bailey broaches the controversial subject of public school teaching in Catalan more

Oct 24, 2012 11:00 AM Family matters 28 Comments

The Quiet Revolution

Illustration by Alexander

Recent trends in digital entertainment suggest Catalan is breaking into the mainstream more

FEATURES's the Catalan question

Guest blogger Julie Sheridan broaches the unavoidable (however hard she tries) topic of Catalan and Catalunya more

Feb 1, 2012 10:26 AM Guest blogger 7 Comments

Why can’t I sesear?

Our guest blogger Julie Sheridan continues her series of posts with a new year attempt to change from 'ceceando' to 'seseando' more

Jan 18, 2012 10:16 AM Guest blogger

Interview with a mother

Johanna Bailey talks to a foreign mother living in Barcelona who sent one of her children to an international school and the other to a local 'concertada' more

Oct 18, 2011 10:29 AM Family matters 4 Comments

Third Culture Kids

There is a whole field of research about those children who don't know how to answer the question "Where are you from?", as our family blogger discovered more

May 30, 2011 10:37 AM Family matters 2 Comments

Learning Catalan

Illustration by Kat Cameron

Learning Catalan doesn't have to mean being stuck in a classroom more

LIVING 1 Comments

This article introduces two long-term residents who found that the best way to write about Spain was in bite-size pieces more