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Nosce te ipsum
Why it is worth studying dead languages By Mattia Grimaldi Nosce te ipsum Despite having been very often described as useless, time wasting and completely unrelated to any practical side of life in the XXI century, dead languages are still studied by a considerable amount of people around the world. The reasons behind it are […]
TASTY RUSSIAN LESSON @ ZIMA
Spread the news! Quality4Languages is proud to present its new concept : EAT, DRINK & LEARN ! We partnered with Zima Russian Street Food and Bar, Soho to offer you a taster Russian lesson from our very best native teacher and typical delicious Russian food and drinks, all made by Zima’s famous chef to go […]
When foreign people think about Italians one of the first characteristic they associate with them is their typical attitude to use gestures while talking. This attitude is considered quintessentially Italian like pasta, pizza, a cup of Espresso or a red Ferrari. But why do Italians use gestures so much? This topic is very often seen […]
Which “face” to save while communicating?
Negative and positive politeness strategies. Do not worry. Positive here does not mean good, and negative does not mean bad. It is about what “face” we want to save when communicating. According to Brown and Levinson politeness theory, positive face is our desires to be liked, admired, ratified, referring to self-esteem, while negative face is […]
Holidays in Moscow, what to expect?
There are many stereotypes and misunderstandings about Russia and Moscow in particular. But Moscow is actually a lot of fun. Every time I go to Russia I remember this dialogue from Pulp Fiction: Vincent: But you know what the funniest thing about Europe is? Jules: What? Vincent: It’s the little differences. I mean, they got […]