Windmill in the Netherlands countryside

‘Tis the season to be jolly!


Christmas is celebrated across the Christian world and – in more recent times – in other non-Christian countries. Its increasing popularity is perhaps due in part to the appeal of Christmas decorations, Yuletide gift-giving, and festive feasts. But how much do you actually know about this famous time of year?

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12 days of Christmas – Apple Languages 🎅🎄🎁

It’s that time of year again –
Christmas is almost upon us, and we at Apple Language Courses can’t help but get into the festive spirit. What better way to do that than to recap some of our best deals and course options?

Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for a loved one this Christmas, for something to enjoy yourself later in the New Year, or for inspiration on your next language-travel adventure, we’ve got the experience package for you!

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One city, many possibilities: a discovery tour through Berlin

A city that’s never quite the same each time you visit, Berlin will not fail to put you under its spell! Often referred to as the city of freedom, Germany’s capital has both a historically concise past and a multi-faceted present of unlimited possibilities.

Whatever the season, the beautiful city of Berlin has so much to offer! Immerse yourself more deeply in the fascinating culture on a German language course in Berlin!

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Liverpool

This Northern city became world-famous thanks to its major part in the Industrial Revolution. The 18th century saw Liverpool’s population explode as people flocked to the city to work, and the 19th century cemented its place as one of the world’s most important ports. In the 20th century Liverpool set the scene to become the capital of pop, while the 21st century saw it finally honoured as a European Capital of Culture.

If you come to Liverpool to learn English, chances are that you will meet a Scouser or two. Scousers (aka Liverpudlians) are known for their friendliness, their distinctive accent, and their passion for life, music, and football. Read more…

Connected in Cuba

So you want to go to Cuba, but you’re worried about the internet connection there? If you need to know how to get connected in Cuba then this post is for you!

Recently a student contacted us specifically to express concern about the lack of Internet access in Cuba.

Although Internet access isn’t as available in Cuba as it is here in Europe, it is getting better. You will find more and more WiFi hotspots throughout the major Cuban cities and towns.

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Manchester – the city of opportunities

Close your eyes and think about Manchester.

One of the first things that probably springs to mind is football. This city hosts one of the most successful football clubs in the world – no other English football club that has won more league titles than Manchester United. Count Manchester City in as well and you’ll feel like you’re a kid in a sweet shop. Which game shall I visit? Which stadium will be next on my list? Where do I taste the infamous atmosphere of English stadiums? Read more…

Surviving Greek Week

Greek – or, for that matter, any language with a different ethnography – is notoriously difficult for speakers whose native or most-commonly-used language utilises the Latin alphabet (for those who aren’t familiar: that’s your ABCs, as opposed to your АБВs).

Though quite au fait with other European languages, and having been bilingual since the age of 5, our travel-blogger Jo Franco definitely learned this the hard way!

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Kiev – the mother of Russian cities

What if you could learn a language that spoken is by the same amount of native people as French (75.9 million) and German (78.1 million) combined?

This language is spoken from the western borders of Kalinigrad to the far eastern borders of Vladivostok and has over 166 million native speakers! Moreover, if you add the 100 million non-native speakers, this beautiful language – Russian – is spoken by over 250 million people worldwide!

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Shut Up and Go to Vienna!

Schonbrunn-Vienna-AustriaJust a week after his partner-in-crime Jo Franco visits Athens, Shut Up and Go travel-blogger Damon Dominique will be heading to another of Europe’s capital cities – Vienna – to sample some art and culture and develop his knowledge of the German language. Dubbed both the City of Music and the City of Dreams, Vienna has held the top spot for ‘most liveable city’ on Mercer’s Quality of Living survey for 9 years running!

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Shut Up and Go to Athens!

Athens Acropolis by nightThis August, travel-blogger Jo Franco from Shut Up and Go sets her sights on Athens, the cradle of western civilisation and the birthplace of democracy – and home to our Greek-language school!

Our partners over at the Greek school will be helping her to tell her epsilons from her omicrons and giving her a foundation in a language with a history spanning more than 34 centuries.

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