Bilinguals use their languages in different contexts, with different people, for different goals. As a consequence, it would be impossible to be bilingual and have the exact same command of both languages – i.e. the “true bilingualism” the man I met spoke of, or balanced bilingualism, as researchers call it. In brief, all bilinguals have different commands of the languages they speak – and that is absolutely okay.
Friends and family coming over and you don’t know where to take them? This should be a more seasonal post, but, I met an elderly couple at the North Bridge bus stop yesterday; first time for them in beautiful Edinburgh…. Read moreEdinburgh Tour Guide (You!)
Picture this: You’ve been in Edinburgh for a couple of weeks now, and suddenly one of your old friends from not-Uni decides to brave the journey up north and comes to visit. If you are anything like me and rarely… Read moreWhen worlds collide: 5 things you could do when your friends from home come to visit
I have mentioned in several of my posts before that I’ve done a gap year. It was in between my undergrad degree and my master’s. It has been a year that definitely changed me as a person and changed my… Read moreGap Year: My experience
In your third year at Edinburgh, you can opt to spend your year abroad! You might find yourself studying while exploring a new culture in New Zealand or working as a teacher in Japan. Thanks to our long history and… Read moreYear Abroad: What do our PPLS students think?
If you’re looking into coming to Scotland or if you already live here, you might have done your research on the country just like I did when I first considered moving here. Scotland is famous for a lot of things:… Read moreFantastic coos and where to find them
After living in the UK for two Decembers, I have seen a few traditions that are typically British. There are three that I absolutely love and would like everybody to experience at least once in their life. Christmas crackers… Read moreMy 3 favourite British Christmas traditions
The main campus is located in the Old Town of Edinburgh, a place with an old and magical atmosphere that inspired J.K. Rowling all through the writing of the first Harry Potter book. So if you are like me and… Read moreHarry Potter Tour in Edinburgh
Scotland is the ideal country if you like hiking or any kind of outdoor activity. I’ve always wanted to see more of the local countryside so a few weekends ago I hiked Ben Nevis, the highest summit in Great Britain, with… Read moreHiking your way through your postgrad studies
We all love Edinburgh, but sometimes you need a day out of the hustle of the city. Whether you fancy a hike or some more historical exploration, there’s plenty to explore if you know where to look. These are the… Read moreHome for dinner: the best day-trips from Edinburgh