Five Top Tips for Learning a Language

To celebrate Love Audio Week we’ve got some top tips from bestselling author and language expert Paul Noble. With summer holidays approaching these steps will make learning a language that much easier. 1. Study (at least a little) every day! Learning a language is like building a… Read More

A quick guide to basic Russian lingo!

So, you’re in Russia? And you want to learn a bit of the local lingo? Here’s a very quick guide to the basics in Russian. When meeting up with Russians, a handshake is an appropriate gesture when greeting or leaving. You might want to start with: Hello/Hi Привет [pri-v’et]… Read More

Unlocking Mandarin with Paul Noble

This autumn best-selling language expert Paul Noble, author of the Unlocking language series, will release an exciting new title that will help you unlock Mandarin. We sent one of the Collins team for a one-to-one learning experience with the man himself, and here’s how they found part one of the… Read More

#WorldHelloDay – How to say hello in 15 languages

A little Twitter bird told us that it’s #WorldHelloDay on November 21st! To celebrate, we’ve put together a quick guide to saying hello in 15 languages. How many can you learn? 1. Spanish – ¡Hola! 2. French – Bonjour 3. German – Hallo 4. Italian – Ciao 5. Mandarin Chinese… Read More

Paul Noble’s Five Top Tips for Learning a Language

Number One – Study (at least a little) every day Learning a language is like building a fire – if you don’t tend to it, it will go out! So, once you have decided to learn a foreign language, you really should study it every day. It doesn’t have… Read More

10 weird and wonderful language facts from Paul Noble

1. Learning another language makes your brain function more effectively. Recent studies have shown that it helps increase intelligence, empathy and attention span. It has also been shown to slow down the brain’s ageing process and so reduce the risk of dementia – a good reason to sign… Read More