Around the World in 10 Podcasts

1. Morocco: Counting with Simple Arabic Math!

It's widely known that the most important contribution of the Islamic mathematicians was the development of algebra; combining Indian and Babylonian material with the Greek geometry to develop algebra. Now, it's time to learn to count from 1 to 10 in Arabic - and you'll learn that the word for 'zero' in Arabic may be familiar to you!

2. France: Important Shopping Vocabulary

We've been publishing a daily word on Facebook ( and Twitter ( and each day we've asked our Facebook friends and Twitter followers to post a comment using the word of the day, thereby practising their language skills. This week we've been focusing on shopping vocabulary. Our words have been acheter - to buy, la taille - the size, le prix - the price, faire les courses - to do the shopping, and faire un échange, to make an exchange. Our listeners have been coming up with some interesting uses of these words and this review show highlights some of our favourites.

3. Japan: Getting Some Good Japanese News

In this work-setting dialogue, you can practice a more formal tone in which to exchange information. The Japanese culture is known for its preference for polite conversation. Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101! Whether you are Japan-bound or a seasoned speaker, our lessons offer something for everyone. We incorporate culture and current issues into each episode to give the most informative, both linguistically and culturally, podcasts possible.

4. Russia: Survival Phrases at the Pharmacy

Learn Russian with RussianPod101! What better way to begin learning Russian than with some phrases that might help you save your life abroad?

5. Germany: Learning Geographical Features

Learn German with GermanPod101! If you're traveling to Germany, you're likely to hear about, even visit, some of the well-known geographical features of this beautiful country. Five of them are: 1. Brocken of Harz Mountains 2. Loreley 3. North Sea and Baltic Sea 4. Partnach Gorge 5. Lüneburg Heath

6. China: Visiting a Buddhist Temple

Visit a temple in China and learn useful words and expressions in Mandarin Chinese about worshipping in Chinese temples. This episode is quite advanced, but fear not! Host Serge Melnyk breaks down the conversation into bite-size words and phrases.

7. Brazil: The Must-Know Core Elements of Brazilian Society

There are three core elements within the Brazilian society that are so intertwined with it, that they are the backbone of all that happens: jeitinho, friendships, and service. These three cultural aspects are very foreign to our way of life yet an important part of daily Brazilian life - the catalyst for many cultural misunderstandings. Cheers – valeu! Kevin

8. Mexico: Learning 20 Nationalities in Spanish

It's always a good idea to know how to identify your own nationality abroad. In this episode, we will learn 20 nationalities in Spanish. Feel free to repeat as you listen. Let's begin!    

9. Korea: What Do Animals Sound Like in Korean?

What kind of animal do you sound like when you are angry? What kind of animal do you sound like when you are hungry? Just kidding! Today, we are talking about animal sounds in Korean. Ben and Terris joins Hyojin to demonstrate some of the animal sounds explained in this episode. Enjoy!

10. Italy: I Can Move, I Can Talk, I Can Walk!

This time’s story is a celebration of what is considered to be the most translated book in the history of Italian literature. With over 240 translations, “Le Avventure di Pinocchio” (The Adventures of Pinocchio) remains a world-wide classic of children’s literature. – So, let’s learn all about the life and adventures of this famous animated marionette and let’s practice lots of useful Italian words and expressions that are sure to take your Italian to the next level. Enjoy!

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