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Is Business English a new dialect?

At times, Business English can seem like a different language. The individual words are clearly English and... More »

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Inspiration and tips for second language learners

Every time I see my little niece, who is now four years old, switching between Italian and Dutch as if it were the... More »

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  • Italy through films. Some ideas…

    Agnese Italian Tutor (Guildford) Picture
    If language is culture, and culture is language, one of the best ways to learn both is watching films! They are not only excellent means to improve your listening skills, but also a fantastic key to understanding a culture. This is my personal list for Italian learners (in a chronological...
  • Reasons for learning Portuguese

    Luis Pousada Portuguese Tutor (Bromley) Picture
    When I was living in Portugal an English friend of mine said that Portuguese as a language was like a club of which only native speakers were members and if a foreigner attempted to speak the language, they would giggle - not out of mischief, but because they saw no point in others learning...
  • Why learn a foreign language?

    Eleonora Pan Italian Tutor (South West London) Picture
    Physiological studies have found that speaking two or more languages is a great asset to the cognitive process. The brains of bilingual people operate differently than single language speakers, and these differences offer several mental benefits. Below are seven cognitive advantages to learning...
  • Why should I learn a language?

    Eleonora Pan Italian Tutor (South West London) Picture
    Learning a foreign language takes time and dedication. The reasons below may help to convince you to take the plunge, if such persuasion is needed. Some reasons are practical, some aspirational, some intellectual and others sentimental, but whatever your reasons, having a clear idea of why...
  • Foreign Languages

    Eleonora Pan Italian Tutor (South West London) Picture
    I love teaching very much as it gives me great pleasure to enrich other people knowledge. Studying foreign languages is not hard work because with clear explanations and structured, well-organised lessons according to the student's needs, I'm sure that great results can be achieved. One of the...
  • 5 easy steps to achieve clear confident speech!

    Emily Kirsop-Taylor Elocution/ Accent Reduction Tutor (West London) Picture
    1. Stand tall It's all about posture, if you look confident you sound confident. Stand or sit up straight, shoulders back, face forwards.2. Make eye contact Look at the person you are talking to. To let them know you are passionate about what you are saying, show them with your eyes.3. Breathe ...
  • One Grammar Point, Every Day

    P Chambre English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (West London) Picture
    One book that I find very helpful in many different areas of study - essay writing, EFL, GCSE and A-level English - is English Grammar in Use by Raymond Murphy. Grammar is really the foundation of all writing (and speaking), and with a good base here we can build and build in argument, style,...
  • Rethinking your thinking: The practice of teaching Editor's Pick

    Michele Carruthers English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (Coventry) Picture
    All Fine Art degrees require students to 're-think their thinking'; that is, to step outside the 'safe' and 'conventional', and view a subject matter from a range of perspectives. The training given at art schools throughout the UK provide a safe and supportive environment for individuals to...
  • Learning a language means you will truly travel

    Daniela De Nicolo Italian Tutor (South East London) Picture
    People who decide to learn Italian don't do it because it's a useful language or they have to. They do it out of their love for Italy and everything Italian. It's funny, because in a way I have always known that it was a privilege to be born and raised in a country where there's so much choice...
  • Spanish, English and Logic

    Steve Maclean Spanish Tutor (Northampton) Picture
    One of the most fascinating things about learning a language like Spanish is that, along the way, it forces you to see some of the quirks of English in a new light. For example, a particular aspect of Spanish that is relatively straightforward and logical may help the realisation that the...

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European Languages

  • Why I Love Language Teaching

    Fola Ademoye French Tutor (East London) Picture
    The use of modern technology provides a wide range of teaching methods which contrasted quite severely with my own recollection of Secondary...
  • The Importance of Memorisation

    Andrew Cremer French Tutor (Ilford) Picture
    One of the most important aspects of learning a language effectively is to commit as much of it as possible to memory. It is vital to learn at...

World Languages

  • My Philosophy

    Olga Hornett Russian Teacher (Watford) Picture
    Everything is possible if you are patient and ready to work hard towards your personal goals. This is the only way to improve your current skills...
  • A Few Words About Learning

    Yue Zhou (Joe) Mandarin Chinese Tutor (South East London) Picture
    Learning is a life-long on going process and it's never too late to learn new things in life so long as one has the will, the resilience and the...


  • The Fear of Phonetics

    Luke Nicholson Elocution/ Accent Reduction Tutor (West London) Picture
    English pronunciation is not often taught when learning English. But what is the point of learning a language when no-one can understand what you...
  • What is Elocution - Definition

    Helen Hendrickson Elocution Elocution/ Accent Reduction Tutor (Birmingham) Picture
      1. The art of public speaking in which gesture, vocal production, and delivery are...

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