6 Ways to Add International Flai...

by Liz Rothaus Bertrand   It’s that time of year again: cue the lights, music, egg nog and good cheer. Amidst all the merriment and the zillion gingerbread men you’re baking, here are 6 ways to add some international flair to your celebration. 1. Visit a German-style Christmas market. The second annual Charlotte Christmas Village i...

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Hungry for Travel? Sample This T...

by Liz Rothaus Bertrand As the weather turns cooler, it’s the perfect time to grab a cup of hot cocoa (or, heck, a glass of wine) and explore the world. Skip the lines at the airport for now and tune in instead to the delicious Netflix (formerly PBS) series, “I’ll Have What Phil’s Having.” Hosted by Philip Rosenthal, creator of the Emmy A...

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An Unforgettable Journey to Cuba

by Liz Rothaus Bertrand Next spring, The Language Academy of the Carolinas heads to Cuba for the first time! This unique trip has been organized in partnership with Educational Travel Adventures (ETA), a company specializing in custom-designed group travel for more than 25 years. From April 18 – 27, 2018, Language Academy participants will ha...

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Talking All Things Costa Rica wi...

by Liz Rothaus Bertrand   So, you’ve been studying Spanish for a while now or maybe you’ve been looking for the right moment to dive in… how about treating yourself to a language adventure abroad? This August 2 – 12, adult students from the Language Academy of the Carolinas are headed to Costa Rica for Spanish immer...

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Beautiful and functional: why ma...

by Liz Rothaus Bertrand When tourists travel to a new country, they usually fill their itineraries with museums, monuments, and super tall buildings for a birds-eye view of it all. So much to see and never enough time, right? But there’s another destination that should be on every traveler’s list: a local market. It’s the ideal place to immer...

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Reaching New Heights: one studen...

by Liz Rothaus Bertrand When RaiAnne Cruz arrived in Costa Rica with a travel group from the Language Academy of the Carolinas back in 2012, she noticed two things immediately: the beautiful, tropical landscape and the friendliness of the people she met. These ingredients turned out to be the perfect recipe both for an unforgettable vacation and an...

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Listening – mastering one ...

    by Liz Rothaus Bertrand I’ve noticed a recurrent worry among some of my beginning French language students. As they start to gain confidence with their new language skills, they suddenly feel defeated when they hear a native speaker and can’t understand. It is a frustrating experience, familiar to many people learning ...

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  • Posted On December 19, 2016
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Italian Christmas Food Tradition...

by Teresa Perretta [Photo: Traditional Cavizungidd from my hometown.] [Reprinted with permission from myitaliandestination.com] With Christmas just around the corner, my family – like so many others both here and in Italy – is starting to make preparations for all of the traditional foods that will be devoured during the holiday sea...

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  • Posted On November 4, 2016
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Ze Quest for a Great Baguette in...

by Liz Rothaus Bertrand [Reprinted with permission from CharlotteFive] Is there anything more quintessentially French than the baguette? From the traditional breakfast (slathered with butter and jam) to the post-dinner cheese course, no French meal is complete without it. There are many things I love about visiting the South of France — my husban...

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