Category: Language acquisition

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Some good TED talks for English learners

Watching TED talks can be a great way for students of English (and other languages) to practice. There are TED talks of all levels, covering a wide range of topics. You can choose to...

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Why are you learning a language?

Many people are instinctively attracted to learning a language. However, other people, are not. Many see language learning as an impossible mountain to climb. Worse still, some people don’t see the point. In secondary...

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The Influence of Guarani on Argentinian Spanish (and English)

Guarani is a very special language.  It is one of the most widely spoken indigenous languages of the Americas. It is the only indigenous language spoken by a majority of the population of an American country...

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How to make the most of your time studying English abroad

Last week we looked at how to choose a study-abroad programme. Hopefully, this will have been a fantastic decision. But your decisions don’t stop there! How you interact with the course, your classes and...

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Preparing yourself for an Interview in English

So, you have your first interview in English. Great! Well done on getting this far. For many people, interviews can bring a lot of stress. This stress can be multiplied if you are worried...

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7 ways to learn vocabulary in the 21st century

Vocabulary is famously difficult to learn. Many boring hours have been spent by language students in the past practising lists of words. Perhaps they learned, and perhaps they didn’t. But, surely, today, there must...

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Do you know these common English expressions?

English is absolutely full of funny little phrases. Some are easy to understand, and some are more difficult. The best way to learn expressions is by reading and listening as much as possible. But...

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