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Getting the most out of your Skype lesson

This article is aimed at both tutors and students, so that you can both get the most out of your Skype lesson. Here... More »
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Tips for Learning a Foreign Language

  Learn a new word each day It may not sound much, but that’s 7 new words a week or 30 or so per month, which... More »

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  • Useful Tips for FCE Self Study

    Sarah Perkins Cambridge First Certificate (FCE) Teacher (Kingston upon Thames) Picture
    The following simple tips are particularly helpful for students preparing for FCE and the other Cambridge exams. Follow as many as you can every day and see how quickly you improve. Read books, newspaper and magazine articles. Try not to use your dictionary but guess new words from the...
  • Tips for Learning a Foreign Language Editor's Pick

    Philippa Harrington French Tutor (Bromley) Picture
      Learn a new word each day It may not sound much, but that’s 7 new words a week or 30 or so per month, which soon adds up.. Use memory aids such as flashcards There are a number of memory aids to help with memorising  new words, expressions and grammar, such as: flashcards, recording...
  • Getting the most out of your Skype lesson Editor's Pick

    Susan P English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (Guildford) Picture
    This article is aimed at both tutors and students, so that you can both get the most out of your Skype lesson. Here are some points to bear in mind: • Be clear as to which time zone is meant when the lesson time is set. A student once asked me for a lesson at 18:00 GMT. He thought that GMT...
  • Become Literate In Languages Through Music

    Regina Saltari Modern Greek Tutor (South West London) Picture
    How many times have we caught ourselves humming popular songs in languages that we are not able to speak? Definitely English is not the only language for pop music - Je ne regrette rien (French), Donde estas Yolanda (Spanish), Amore mio (Italian), Du Hast (Ramstein) etc I think it is a common...
  • How to do well in your French Oral Exam

    French Tutor (Bristol) Picture
    Controlled Assessments can be daunting, especially if you're not very comfortable with the language that you are learning. Here are my Top 5 Tips for doing well on your CA. 1. Practise, Practise, Practise! Practice makes perfect, and your pronunciation will improve, but try not to learn it...
  • The simplicity and difficulty of learning Dutch Editor's Pick

    Fleur Daemen Dutch Tutor (North London) Picture
    Learning a new language is always a daunting thing. I see it in little children who start speaking a second language long after they started understanding it. And for adults it is especially daunting to speak another language as their learning mechanisms have long since started to rust. No...
  • Academic Writing for IELTS

    Tim Goodwin IELTS Teacher (South West London) Picture
    In my experience, students who are preparing for the IELTS Task 2 Writing Exam need specific training in developing an academic style. It is essential for students to learn how to present a wide range of points in their writing that are clearly supported or exemplified. Students also need...
  • 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 understand a culture. This is my personal list for Italian learners (in a chronological...
  • Reasons why you should learn a language

    Lauren Higson Spanish Tutor (Manchester) Picture
    There is no valid reason why you should not learn a language nowadays. It is a highly valued skill and will benefit you in so many ways. Examples -Higher salary -Improve self confidence -Being able to work independently or in a team -Be more culturally aware -Increases brain activity. If you are...
  • The joy of the e-book

    Eleanor Levin Spanish Tutor (Lancaster) Picture
    I will avoid mentioning any brand names here.  Suffice it to say that the e-reader can be a great tool for the language learner. It is possible to upload all sorts of Spanish books, bilingual books and other texts onto your device, according to your level in the language, and your interests. If...

English as a Foreign Language

  • Moy bol'shoi angliyskiy roman

    Dmitry Matchin English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (West Central London) Picture
    Мой роман со всем английским (with all things English), мой большой Английский Роман уходит...
  • Useful Tips for FCE Self Study

    Sarah Perkins Cambridge First Certificate (FCE) Teacher (Kingston upon Thames) Picture
    The following simple tips are particularly helpful for students preparing for FCE and the other Cambridge exams. Follow as many as you can every...

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