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If English is not your first language and you want to sound like a native English speaker, either in speech or written English, this can be achieved by spending time doing the following: 1) Spend as much time as you can watching British TV programmes (good quality ones!) or British radio...
I believe that learning a language is something that keeps the mind fresh, positive and young. If you are already young, it is good exercise anyway. Indeed, I do not think there is something better than the feeling of accomplishment when you actually manage to express yourself in another...
Learning a language also means learning about a country, its people and its culture. As a French film lover, I always encourage my clients to watch French movies. French cinema is fantastic and it represents the flagship of our famous "Exception Culturelle". Independent films and small...
If you are currently learning German and are finding yourself linguistically challenged, might I recommend that you read 'The Awful German Language' by Mark Twain. This is a humorous essay, written by Twain in 1880, in which he pokes fun to great effect at the absurdities and idiosyncrasies of...
Three years ago in Spain, one of the great events revolutionizing students and teachers in every classroom (primary, secondary and universities) was the undeniable need for the knowledge of English language at high levels. This was due to the need of communication with all countries around the...
Well, Spring is nearly here and so you may be thinking about going on holiday, perhaps to France. Whether it's for a few days or a few weeks you will enjoy it more if you can more than you already know. You choose the level and I teach you what you will use while on holiday. Enjoy practising the...
For a beginner, learning Greek can seem a daunting task. The letters look strange, Greek people speak so fast and nouns can be masculine, feminine or neuter. The Greek alphabet is one of the oldest in the world and although it only has 24 letters, it is remarkably similar to the English...
When I was a teenage girl, it was compulsory to study War and Peace at school. I remember that the volume we had to read seemed frightening – 4 thick books with loads of pages describing the horror of the war with Napoleon in 1812… At 15 we were more interested in socialising with friends,...
Looking to learn Spanish? These five tips will give you a head start! 1. Find your motivation. Learning a language takes time, effort and practice. Be very clear on why you want to learn Spanish and what your primary objective is. This will help you focus and stick to it. 2. Live in Spanish....
Have you ever wondered why you are struggling to remember everything until the next lesson? Most people are very keen to learn in class and at home, but they forget that it's very difficult for your brain to pick up a language. Unless you go for the full immersion deal, learning a language...
English as a Foreign Language
I recommend using games in the language classroom. These include board games, and word games such as Articulate or Taboo. There are also interactive games available online.
As an experienced teacher, if I had a £1 for every time one of my students said the above phrase to me, I'd be a rich lady! Having learnt foreign languages (French at school -...
Verbs are words that indicate action or emotion within a sentence. An infinitive verb is a verb that is not conjugated in any tense. - Hablar To speak - Comer To eat -...
Communication is an essential aspect of society’s relationships. There are many different ways that we, human beings, can communicate. People are able to express themselves...
Taking the first step toward learning a language can be quite daunting, but it’s also an exciting opportunity. Though it may appear difficult at first, Russian is a very...
5 Tips to Help You Learn Chinese Vocabulary Editor's PickVocabulary plays a fundamental role in mastering a new foreign language. Having a good command of words allows you to further develop the all-round skills of the target...
True, no one has spoken Latin in their daily lives for quite some time. But far from being a dead language, Latin is all around us. The Latin student can hope to gain a greater...
Good Posture and its Importance in the Singing and Speaking Voice Every one of us is physically unique. No two people will have the same speaking or singing voice. That is a...
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