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The Importance of Learning a Foreign Language Editor's PickHow many times have you been on holiday and been embarrassed to witness British tourists shouting in broken English to the locals in desperate hopes of getting their point across? The longer it goes on, the louder they get, with a poor waiter or shop-keeper becoming more and more confused, sometimes frightened. Perhaps you yourselves...
Translating "You" Editor's Pick'Translating the Pronominal Form of Address in European Literature' A large proportion of those who have agonised with Raskolnikov's dilemmas, wandered with Lemminkainen or been swept along by the magical tale of the Little Prince have done so thanks to translations from the original language. But languages such as Russian,...
Few would argue that learning a foreign language increases cognitive abilities such as critical thinking, creativity and problem solving. However, the idea that speaking a particular language affects thought is rather controversial. Apparently, because languages differ in their terms for hue and brightness, one of the first and most...
To prepare for my lessons I use a mix of internet research and books but I always refer to the following: French Grammar and Usage by Roger Hawkins & Richard TowellThe key to French Grammar by Ian Lane I also have a range of various Revision Guides for exams but I prefer the Letts revision books as well as different vocabulary books...
So here I am happily ensconced in beautiful Birkdale where every day's a joy. Then what? My Chinese students - confused as they are by our ( English ) obsession with the game we're utterly useless at ( Ok, this could include any number of sports, but you get my drift ) - ask for lessons on the rules of football. Can I refuse? Of...
What to do this particular afternoon with my Chinese Students? Then.... ( and this you will not believe ) I hear a Spaceman is about to arrive at Birkdale. Has this writer spent too much time on the pop? I hear you cry. But, no, this is the absolute truth. Alan Bean. Who He? Alan Bean from Houston, silly! The man who once trod the...
My decision to go into one-to-one teaching was not only based on wanting to be independent from any institutions, I also felt I had become less productive in the classroom. Preparing my lessons was easy, teaching them was hardly a challenge and though my students were enthusiastic about my lessons and my teaching, I felt like I...
Test Your Professional English: Medical, by Alison Pohl 2002, Pearson Publishing. What's nice about this book is that it contains easy bite-sized sections and has a variety of formats for learning vocabulary, which makes it a light-hearted overview of English for Medical Purposes (EMP). It's also small enough to carry around with you...
English is increasingly becoming the first choice for communication across language boundaries around the world. This is due to the emergence of two English speaking states that have consecutively dominated global communication, trade, technology and consumer culture. Of the Imperial cultures, England was particularly successful....
Learning Chinese characters is a very important part of Chinese learning. The more Chinese reading and writing the student can do, the more confident the student will become, and the faster they will progress. A good book for learning Chinese writing and reading is called: Mastering Chinese Characters: A Modern Approach by Su...
English as a Foreign Language
Test Your Professional English: Medical, by Alison Pohl 2002, Pearson Publishing. What's nice about this book is that it contains easy bite-sized sections and has a variety of...
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 -...
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...
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,...
Few would argue that learning a foreign language increases cognitive abilities such as critical thinking, creativity and problem solving. However, the idea that speaking a...
Let us dwell on the importance of learning Russian. Well, it is worth mentioning that Russian is one of the most widely used languages in the world. Russia is not the only...
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...
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...
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