Why is it so Hard to Find Pop Music in Other Languages?

This podcast goes into so much detail - it's an exploration of pop music in languages and language learning.

  • Why does pop music matter for language learning?
  • What influence does the industry have for which music gets made and which doesn't?
  • Why is English such a convenient language for pop music?
  • How should you incorporate pop music into your language learning routine...or should you?
  • Where can language learners find music in their own target language?
  • Who are our favourite artists in other languages?
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Beautiful Gallery Images from my Multilingual Forest Surprise

Sometimes we don't have to look very far at all to discover a multilingual gem right on our doorstep. On Sunday, I took a trip to Beacon Fell, a beautiful forest and hill in the Forest of Bowland, for an autumn walk. I love it when the leaves turn yellow and orange and the last of the sun wants our attention.

The Forest is celebrating its 50th anniversary as an "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty" this year (it really is beautiful), and they currently have a little art exhibition right in the forest to celebrate. I got a little lost looking for the first stone of Geraldine Pilgrim's "Beauty", but when I finally found it I was excited to see that I got a special treat. The word "Beauty" is etched into stepping stones in the forest floor in various languages, placed along a trail that leads you into the forest to a special area of contemplation.

Here is a glimpse of the exhibition. You can catch it until 9 November if you are visiting Northern England.

I would love to hear about special places that you have found in your own area.

Where can you find international signs, exhibitions or other multilingual beauty?

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