Japanese Etiquette: How to Be a Polite House Guest
Every culture has its own set of social graces, and following rules and minding your manners can prevent awkward encounters. So whether you're taking Japanese lessons or you're just interested in other cultures, learn essential Japanese etiquette with Montgomery, TX teacher Emily G...
There are some specific cultural rules you should keep in mind when you visit a Japanese person's home. Japanese etiquette is incredibly important, unfortunately it's not always as intuitive as you might thi
Mark Your Calendar: 20 Korean Holidays
When you're studying Korean, it's fun to learn about various Korean holidays. Mark your calendar, here are the major (and minor) Korean holidays.
Along with the national holidays, in South Korea, the 14th of each month is a fun, unofficial holiday. Read on for a list of all the holidays and celebrations!
At the beginning of the new year, it's customary for friends and loved ones to trade diaries, journals, and planners. Friends and family members write down impor
10 French Poets to Fall in Love With This National Poetry Month
Celebrate National Poetry Month and practice your French with this reading list from French tutor Carol Beth L. ...
April is National Poetry Month, and the French language, like many other languages, is host to a lot of beautiful poetry. Poetry is also a wonderful medium to learn or practice French. If you're looking to enjoy some of France's marvelous poetry, here are a few authors to look up, along with some of their most influential works.
1. Charles D'Orleans
Charles D'Orleans (1394 1
Get in the Spirit: Celebrate Halloween in Japan
Have you ever wondered how other cultures celebrate your favorite haunted holiday? Here, Japanese teacher Taro T. explains how Japanese people get in the spirit and add their own twist to Halloween...
Japan may be far away from the United States where Halloween is widely celebrated, but wearing costumes has become a tradition in Japan. In the land of anime and video games, wearing costumes, or cosplay, has been a part of Japanese sub-culture for decades.
Despite the increased popularit
Culture Shock: Life in Spain vs. Life in the U.S. [Infographic]
Spain is a popular country to travel to for pleasure, for school, or even for a permanent move! But before you go, it's smart to research the differences in culture, traditions, and daily life, so you know what to expect. Read on as Spanish tutor Joan B. explains...
A diverse country filled with delicious dishes, rich cultural offerings, and plenty of fun, Spain is a country that will delight, amaze, and inspire you.
And as anyone who has traveled abroad knows, no two countries a