Reasons I became happier in 2015

  Hello! It's been a while, hasn't it my chums? Language Talks isn't about to start becoming a more personal blog (well, maybe a bit, but you won't hear me talk about my trips to the doctors or shops anytime soon), but I thought it would be nice to give a few upbeat thoughts about …

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An overview of Austria

When you think of visiting western Europe you may overlook Austria. Some of you may think I'm misspelling Australia (I really hope you don't). But nestled in the centre of Europe, Austria is a mix of all my favourite bits of Europe. It's like Switzerland without the insanely high prices, it's like Bavaria but almost …

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Things I’ve googled since moving to France

As I am leaving Strasbourg in two weeks (Time flies doesn't it?!)  I am gearing up to write some  non-listy, serious articles for you.  I will FINALLY tackle a city review and talk about the Christmas markets, as well as do a guide to French universities.  If there is anything else you would like me …

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Mistakes I’ve made in French

I've been living in Strasbourg in France for almost three months now and still haven't quite got the lingo down to pat.  My biggest struggle recently is differentiating between similar  sounding words. Why do VERY different words sound familiar?! And, conversely, why do similarly spelled words sound so different?! (Just think of 'Through' and 'thorough'  …

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