Posts Categorized: Music/Books/Movies

Learn Spanish with Spanish cinema

If you are learning Spanish and want to know more about the history of Spain, you should definitely dive into the world of Spanish cinema. Spanish cinema is not only a mass entertainment medium, but also a first-class historical and artistic form of documentation. Even though it is only of secondary importance compared to English-speaking… Read more »

Flamenco in Madrid

Yesterday I went to a concert of the “Original Flamenco Festival 2012″ which is taking place from August 6 until September 2 at the Compac Theatre in the Gran Vía of Madrid which also happens to be celebrating its 70th anniversary. More than 50 artists are participating in the festival which is not only offering… Read more »

Incredible Offer to Learn Spanish or French at Home

Just in time for the holidays, AmeriSpan and Think Language have teamed up for a very special offer: Save $80 off one year of Think Spanish or save $70 off one year of Think French. As an extra bonus, each subscription includes access to a full year of back issues.

A Weekend at the Theatre in Seoul

By Josephine K., guest blogger studying Korean in Seoul After spending a week in your Korean class the weekend is the perfect opportunity to unwind and explore the city.  There are so many options but my favorite weekend evening has go to be going to a theatrical show. The first show that I went to,… Read more »

Movie Release: Mao’s Last Dancer

A fascinating new movie, Mao's Last Dancer, is opening in Philadelphia on August 20, 2010. The movie tells the true story of Li Cunxin, a Chinese man with a poor upbringing in rural China, who rose to international stardom as a world-class dancer. Directed by Bruce Beresford (Tender Mercies, Driving Miss Daisy), written by Jan Sardi (The… Read more »

Access to Taormina Film Festival for our “Italian in Taormina” Students!

Breaking news for our students planning on studying Italian in Taormina/Sicily through this Friday! Our partner school in Taormina has just excitedly announced that all students enrolled in Italian language courses throughout the duration of the 56th Annual Taormina Film Fest will receive free admission! This year, Robert DeNiro is in attendance and receiving honors… Read more »

French Songs & Bands

So with all the buzz regarding Phoenix, a French band, we decided it is a good time to list some of our favorite French Bands and songs. Feel free to send us your comments and suggestions. Some of these aren’t available for MP3 download so if you like the song, you’ll need to buy a… Read more »

Celebrity Homes Abroad

Part 3 – By Alexa Boyce I can't seem to remember how many of these I've done now, but someone must be reading them as I've been asked to write another! So… Lake Como, Italy Well it was recently rumored that the new hot couple BRANGELINA (Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie) were going to hold… Read more »

Kung Fu Hustle Movie

Bt Kayla Allen Is a hilarious Kung Fu movie, one that's actually trying to be funny. Trying and succeeding I might add. I doubt with all it's awesome martial arts action however that it would disappoint even the most die hard of Kung Fu fans. It will even please those who would rather watch anything… Read more »

9 Queens – Argentina

By Connie Marianacci I am the kind of person that watches a movie once and never again. As time goes by, I barely remember the plot, who the actors were let alone remembering any quotes from it like lots of people tend to do. 9 Queens, an Argentinean film directed by Fabian Bielinsky took my… Read more »