Language Journeys

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Language is such a fascinating area of study — whether you’re studying one language in particular or a myriad of languages. You quickly begin to understand little patterns, cultural nuances, and slight differences that paint a picture of the language itself and the people who speak it.   As English speakers, we have our own rules and regulations when it comes to how we speak, the way we form sentences, and the phrases we use

Boy, it’s been a crazy year so far, hasn’t it? It’s been a whirlwind to experience the changes in how we live, work, and learn in just a few months.   The biggest change for us has been moving our classes entirely online -- but we’ve found our groove and our teachers and students are loving it. Not only that, but this experience has afforded us the opportunity to open our classes to other cities

The end of the month is here and February is right around the corner. Our favorite part? Our winter semester is in full swing! This semester, over 90 students have dedicated themselves to learning a new language — that’s their New Year’s resolution. And we couldn’t be happier! Currently, we are running classes in French, Spanish and Italian. Our classes run from Monday to Thursday — that’s 4 jam-packed days of language learning fun. And

Happy New Year, Language Learners!   With another year in the books and the night’s festivities coming to a close, let’s take a look at how our friends across cultures and countries celebrate a year — and a decade — coming to an end.   The history of New Year celebrations goes back roughly 4,000 years to ancient Babylon — that’s a long time, don’t you think? It really puts things into perspective! Back then, it was

Happy December, everyone! The temps are dropping and the holidays are right around the corner, making it the perfect time to spread a little cheer.   And you what what makes us especially cheerful? A class full of students ready to dive into a semester of hard work! But we’re not the only ones.   Over the years, we’ve taught hundreds of students. We’ve taught even the most beginner of students how to master a language to

For many of us, today is all about costume parties, trick-or-treating, jack-o-lanterns, ghosts, ghouls, and more. But did you know that in other countries and cultures, Halloween has a completely different meaning?   For instance, in Mexico and other Latin American countries, October 31 is known as Día de los Muertos – the Day of the Dead. On this day, they honor their loved ones and ancestors who have passed away. This is just the

Lucia Almeida has been taking Private Italian lessons with our teacher Rita for almost a year now. She is the co-owner of the Bar Method Hoboken and she has amazed us with her dedication and progress despite her busy schedule. We decided to chat with her to find out more about her language journey. Lucia has always been fascinated with the Italian language and wanted to learn a 3rd language. She has a love

Elizabeth Cohen Ndoye (Liz) is a local Hoboken resident who started learning French with us last year. She started learning French because her husband is a French speaker and she wanted to communicate with his mother and his family and get to know them better. In her words, her experience at LLH so far has been wonderful. Liz says “I love my teacher, Rita she is knowledgeable and dynamic. She makes each class

Our students have different motives behind embarking on their respective language journeys. We chatted with one of our students to learn more about her experience and how learning a new language has changed her life. Pelin Avcu moved to New Jersey from Istanbul about 7 years ago and was surprised by how widely Spanish is spoken. Years later, her Peruvian husband became her first Spanish Teacher but she wanted something more structural to dive

For our Italian at Heart series, we've taken 3 of our devoted LLH students and highlighted their journey on how and why they started learning a language with us all the way to their trip to Italy together! Here were the initial questions that prompted this post: 1. What sparked your desire to learn Italian? 2. Why did you choose Learn Language Hoboken? 3. How was your experience learning Italian at LLH? 4. Tell us about our trip

In French, the term amour fou means “insane love,” and that’s certainly how the French feel about their famous cuisine! France is home to a renowned culinary scene and there are many dishes that are quintessentially French. As you learn to speak French, some words you’re sure to encounter are: Coq au vin, a chicken fricassee cooked in red wine, mushrooms and garlic. Crêpes, a thin, flat pancake typically stuffed with fruit or cream. Baguette is

At Learn Language Hoboken we love when students begin learning a new language. We’ve been helping students learn the beautiful Italian language for the past five years at our location in Hoboken – along with several other languages. Not only do we teach language, but we also offer immersion into the diverse cultures of each country where the primary languages are spoken. To learn a language it takes more than just speaking words.