Do you speak Emoji? My favourite at the moment is   I use it to make the point when someone comes across as a little bit too "preachy", even me! It's a way to laugh at myself when I take things a little bit...

Celebrate World Emoji Day :)

Do you speak Emoji? My favourite at the moment is   I use it to make the point when someone comes across as a little bit too "preachy", even me! It's a way to laugh at myself when I take things a little bit...

Do you know how many types of melon there are? No? Neither do I, but I know the Cantaloupe melon variety, which is what I had for breakfast this morning. With its lovely bright orange colour inside, it's sweet and juicy and lends itself to "silly"...

The language of jokes #1

Do you know how many types of melon there are? No? Neither do I, but I know the Cantaloupe melon variety, which is what I had for breakfast this morning. With its lovely bright orange colour inside, it's sweet and juicy and lends itself to "silly"...

5 WAYS EMOJIS HELP YOU LEARN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE Are you fluent in Emoji? 😎  is celebrated on 17th July (a date chosen because the calendar emoji looks like this: 📅 ). At last count, we had over 45,000 members of the Tandem community who consider themselves to be “native Emoji...

Learn a foreign language with the help of Emojis

5 WAYS EMOJIS HELP YOU LEARN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE Are you fluent in Emoji? 😎  is celebrated on 17th July (a date chosen because the calendar emoji looks like this: 📅 ). At last count, we had over 45,000 members of the Tandem community who consider themselves to be “native Emoji...

Emojis have reached the mainstream and are become a language of its own.  This means feels like a significant acknowledgement that the way a large number of us communicate is shifting. How our language and communication has changed over recent years as we’ve adapted to...

The Semiotics of Emoji

Emojis have reached the mainstream and are become a language of its own.  This means feels like a significant acknowledgement that the way a large number of us communicate is shifting. How our language and communication has changed over recent years as we’ve adapted to...

A look at the subcultures around the world. In fashion, what's seen on the streets is just as important as what goes down the runway. We go out there, via Refiney29, to take a look at the drastically different subcultures around the world, examining...

The Multicultural Beauty Of Humanity Around The World

A look at the subcultures around the world. In fashion, what's seen on the streets is just as important as what goes down the runway. We go out there, via Refiney29, to take a look at the drastically different subcultures around the world, examining...

Today is Shrove Tuesday, commonly known as Pancake Day, so let’s mix the eggs, milk, flour and a pinch of salt and see what facts we can whisk up. 1. The word ‘shrove’ is the past tense of ‘shrive’, meaning to hear a confession, impose...

What You Should Know About Pancake Day…

Today is Shrove Tuesday, commonly known as Pancake Day, so let’s mix the eggs, milk, flour and a pinch of salt and see what facts we can whisk up. 1. The word ‘shrove’ is the past tense of ‘shrive’, meaning to hear a confession, impose...

London City Airport closed following the discovery of a WWII bomb in the River Thames Royal Navy working with bomb disposal officers to remove ordnance from King George V Dock. A 214-metre exclusion zone has been set up as a precaution by the Metropolitan...

Another Second World War bomb found in the Thames

London City Airport closed following the discovery of a WWII bomb in the River Thames Royal Navy working with bomb disposal officers to remove ordnance from King George V Dock. A 214-metre exclusion zone has been set up as a precaution by the Metropolitan...

THE FACES OF FREEDOM   These are the faces of the women who made it all happen, 100 years ago. Click HERE to discover their individual stories and be inspired by their actions. They were ordinary citizens who TOOK ACTION to change their world....

Hail to the Suffragettes!

THE FACES OF FREEDOM   These are the faces of the women who made it all happen, 100 years ago. Click HERE to discover their individual stories and be inspired by their actions. They were ordinary citizens who TOOK ACTION to change their world....

This year I'm going to follow in Kaite Welsh's footsteps and celebrate the great author Virginia Woolf.   "I'm going to hold the haggis this year as there’s another writer’s birthday that deserves to be celebrated on 25 January. All around the world, haggis is...

This Burns Night, I’m going to celebrate Virginia Woolf…

This year I'm going to follow in Kaite Welsh's footsteps and celebrate the great author Virginia Woolf.   "I'm going to hold the haggis this year as there’s another writer’s birthday that deserves to be celebrated on 25 January. All around the world, haggis is...

It's never too early to learn English. My youngest learners so far were 2 years old. I hear there are still some people who worry that their children will get confused if they get exposed to a second language while they are still learning...

It’s never too early learn a second language

It's never too early to learn English. My youngest learners so far were 2 years old. I hear there are still some people who worry that their children will get confused if they get exposed to a second language while they are still learning...

If you really want to learn English, you need motivation to keep you going. This old man has a goal. What's yours? Un anziano signore studia l’inglese: lo scopo commuove tutti

Motivation to learn

If you really want to learn English, you need motivation to keep you going. This old man has a goal. What's yours? Un anziano signore studia l’inglese: lo scopo commuove tutti