Multilingualism

Multilingualism

Mara Rodrigues

[este texto pode também ser lido em Português, aqui] Multilingualism | English as the common ground Brussels is a multilingual place. It is common to call it the ‘EU Bubble’ because most of all the European Union’s organizations are based here. But not only you find European citizens all around the city, you also find […]

On Americanisms – Part 1

On Americanisms – Part 1

Daniel Schleder

[este texto pode também ser lido em Português, aqui] “I’m fixing to give ya’ll a lesson most of you ain’t ever heard!” If you read that sentence without any problems, then you are one very well-traveled individual. Or you’ve been watching American television and film fervently for many years. Or both. Because in the above […]

The Most Beautiful Word

The Most Beautiful Word

Yonara Mateus

Se abriu este post à procura da resposta, lamentamos: também não a temos, ainda. Mas andamos à procura dela: a Palavra mais Bonita do Mundo… em Inglês. No TEA somos fascinados por 3 coisas: Inglês, pessoas e palavras. O chá? Bem, esse não conta, já é vício e faz parte de nós. No início do ano, resoluções à parte, queremos desejar o melhor do […]

“Do & Don’t” list for language learners

“Do & Don’t” list for language learners

Eva Oros

É isso mesmo, o que fazer e não fazer quando quer aprender uma Língua, com dicas da professora Eva Oros. O texto pode também ser lido em Português, aqui. DO & DON’T LIST FOR LANGUAGE LEARNERS   Do you struggle with learning languages? How many times have you signed up for language classes and then stopped going? Have you ever […]

Four Weddings and a Funeral

Four Weddings and a Funeral

Yonara Mateus

He was my North, my South, my East and West, my working week and my Sunday rest… As for me, you may ask how I will remember him. What I thought of him. Unfortunately, there I run out of words. Perhaps you will forgive me if I turn from my own feelings to the words […]

A diferença que uma letra faz

A diferença que uma letra faz

Yonara Mateus

A Língua Inglesa adora simplificar, e de tanto simplificar acaba por complicar. Isso já não é novidade, ora pois, e facilmente se percebe ao passar por uma das nossas categorias preferidas, fake friends or lovers? Uma das coisas que mais me fascina nestas confusões do Inglês e que dá imensa piada à Língua (para mim, […]

Heading south

Heading south

Beatriz Braga

Sitting on the dock of the bay, watching the time passing by like a cargo ship heading south, there he was – as always – wishing for something to change. – It’s heading south, he mumbled. – I can only imagine what kind of load it carries. So many different people, so many different stories in the […]

dawn vs down

dawn vs down

Yonara Mateus

Summertime. And the livin’ is easy. Pelo menos é o que disse a Billie e tantas outras divas reforçaram tão bem. Nós concordamos, claro. Nem sei bem porquê, mas uma das palavras em Inglês que mais me lembra o Verão é dawn. Mas não como o início, e sim o final do dia. É como se no Verão […]

What we’ve got

What we’ve got

Beatriz Braga

If we’ve got a home, if we’ve got shoes. If we’ve got love, if we’ve got schooling. If we’ve got souls, if we’ve got friendship – we’ve got it all! What we have is life. Nina Simone’s anthem to happiness is a beautiful lesson on how to appreciate our true blessings. When we pick ourselves […]

Life on a boat

Life on a boat

Beatriz Braga

Someone told me a smooth sea doesn’t make a skillful sailor. Well, I do not like sailing! The mere thought of it just gives me the shivers. I guess my seasickness comes from the difficult struggle of navigating in a life of challenges. We all should learn how to sail, really. To face the waves […]

Catch the scene | American Beauty

Catch the scene | American Beauty

Yonara Mateus

Sometimes there’s so much beauty in the world, I feel like I can’t take it, and my heart is just going to cave in. Ricky Fitts: It was one of those days when it’s a minute away from snowing and there’s this electricity in the air. You can almost hear it, right? And this bag was […]

Brutally honest

Brutally honest

Beatriz Braga

Where do we set the boundaries between honesty and politeness? How far can we go when speaking the truth? There should be no need to state the obvious. Honesty is the best path to find ourselves, even if our wish is to get lost. “No, I won’t go out with you. I don’t feel like […]

Wildflower fields

Wildflower fields

Beatriz Braga

There is a holy place where you can be who you are, go where you will and share the path of freedom. It is the land of dreams, where nature lives in peace and helps you fly over wildflower fields. This is where magic hides: so close and yet so far away. “Oh, Florence! What a […]