Like to learn a new language? Thanks to apps, the Internet and cheap flights, it’s never been easier. Here are three exotic choices.
Banter on Bali
How about jetting to Bali to pick up some Indonesian? It’s one of the easiest languages in the world and gets by with very little grammar, uses the Latin alphabet instead of strange characters – and is spoken by 200 million people.
Swot up on Swahili
Chat to the safari guides in the local lingo? Swahili has a logical sentence structure, no complicated click sounds and is probably the easiest African language for Europeans to learn. You can practice it in Kenya, Tanzania and Somalia.
Scandi noir in swedish
Always wanted to read Swedish detective stories in the original? It’s easier than you think. Swedish shares many words with English and German, and its grammar rules are typically minimalist.