Human language is a miraculous gift of nature, opening the window to the world of ideas. But, besides that, it is also a powerful tool to train our brains. If you are reading this, that means that you understand English. Yet, English might not be your mother tongue, meaning that you belong to the bilingual […]
Last Tuesday we successfully had our second language tandem! Our topic this week: cinema and music!From guessing movie titles to singing along to Disney songs, this week’s event made everybody laugh and become competitive. Congratulations to our winners of this tandem: the musical team! These lucky winners get a free beer at the next tandem, […]
Six participants from different countries. Three recipes written in different languages. Three cooking challenges. Will our volunteers be able to cook a traditional dish from another country by only reading instructions written in a language that is not their own? Watch to find it out! The teams: Check Republic vs Ukraine France vs Italy Spain […]
Cultural heritage is a complex, multi-faceted concept and, like culture itself, it is immeasurable and difficult to define clearly. It is above all a testimony to the way in which successive generations have lived. Heritage is also the landscape transformed by man. Thus, heritage can be considered as the history of places and the people […]
How do Second-generation migrants relate to their cultural background?
What are some of the challenges they faced growing up?
Are these different from the ones they are now facing in their adult life?
Today we invited Magda, Yannis, and Weam to discuss this topic and to know more about their life story.
Listen up and take a dive into this multicultural world!
Tandem is a project focusing on language as well as cultural exchange. Hosted by the Balkan Hotspot volunteers on a weekly basis, everybody is free to join. The goal is for people to learn about different languages, cultures and meet new people.
Join volunteers Filip and Sacha and special guest Egor for a new episode of Music Odyssey! This episode focuses on artificially constructed languages (Conlang) and non-existing languages. We listen to songs in different constructed and non-existing languages and discuss our impressions, as well as some theoretical ideas. Enjoy!