I like teaching and spread my language and Italian culture all over the World, because I strongly believe that a language is not only about rules but a real journey through history and culture. I like preparing brand new activities and material, and tailoring them to my students'/classes' needs...
Bilingualism is common in many countries, but for the dyslexic child, acquiring literacy skills in two languages can be problematic. ‘Bilingualism’ is a very broad term and the magnitude of the term could explain why there have been very few studies to actually compare the performance of...
When it comes to innovation, imagination and bravery, Germany has, for many years, been at the forefront of theatre tradition. From the storied lyricism of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and the anarchic 'Sturm und Drang' of Friedrich Schiller, right through to the seminal work of Twentieth Century...
Every time I see my little niece, who is now four years old, switching between Italian and Dutch as if it were the most natural thing, I can't help but feel jealous. At the age of three she was already able to translate words from one language to the other, and now she enjoys making comparisons....
At times, Business English can seem like a different language. The individual words are clearly English and understandable on their own but when combined together can mean something quite different. If you can work this language out you're then faced with a business person's love of a good Three...
The most important thing when learning a language is to have your goals clear. Discuss with your tutor why and how you want to learn. Get advice on the best strategies and use the tutor's experience in your favour.
Do keep in mind that like everything else in life, it's going to be hard or...
I decided to combine a trip to get the car serviced with an English class. The idea being that I could drag the poor student out into the countryside and they could pay me for their class but would get more time speaking whilst getting out of London for a few hours.
I asked Juan to accompany me...
After many hours preparing students for the IELTS exam I found that no-one ever finds it easy! But, the students who tended to succeed were those who knew how to be good learners.
Good learners are disciplined and reflective. They find a daily exam prep routine that works for them and then...
Native English speakers from the UK and the US tend to be notoriously monolingual compared to other citizens of western nations. It is obvious that learning another language opens a person to a whole new world and cultural heritage. Additionally, being bilingual or multilingual has substantial...
Why do we need to learn a language? Why indeed? I mean it’s not as if the government thinks it’s particularly important, well certainly not in terms of them making a GCSE in languages obligatory up to 16 years of age. Conversely they view getting young children interested at primary school a...
English as a Foreign Language
Prospective students of English often ask me if it is best to learn the British or the American accent. Invariably I reply "the British". More...
As my Grandad used to say, "The world is your lobster." With online tuition that is certainly becoming the case.
I would like to think that as...
I believe in building confidence through committed tutoring and adapting one´s teaching methods to the needs of the individual student. My...
The best way to learn the Italian language is by studying with a native Italian Tutor. In order to improve a student's skills in listening and...
Crime and Punishment, the first of the four greatest works by Fyodor Dostoevsky, is universally, and deservedly, acknowledged as one of the most...
Different people learn Arabic for different reasons. Whether one does it for travel purposes, job prospects, family ties, religious needs or just...
Speech training can help to enhance speech and increase the confidence of the speaker by improving:
Diction – enhanced articulation...
Elocution? That's a bit old-fashioned, isn't it? Do people actually WANT that stuff? How now, brown cow... that sort of thing?
Yes, it seems,...
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