Your voice is a very important medium of communication.
Although most of what we communicate is non verbal, our voice is still the most personal part of our expressive language and indeed the part which can often cause the most issues with confidence.
And communicating with confidence is a...
- Where are you from?I’m from Madrid which is the capital of Spain.
- Do you work or study?I’m working at the moment as an assistant for a finance company in London. It’s a tough job but it pays the bills and I’m happy to even have a job.
- Where do you live at the moment?I live in a flat...
Reading in a language that you are studying can have huge benefits in terms of integrating and experiencing new grammar and vocabulary, seeing language used in an authentic context, and gaining cultural insight. It is a wonderful way of immersing yourself in a language and this is all the more...
I don't know about you, but when I was at school I was almost permanently bored. Most of my teachers had a brilliant knack of turning everything into something grey and dull. Whether it were Shakespeare, chemical reactions or maths everything seemed to meld into one big heap.
The one teacher...
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; there is a number of songs in European Languages such as Spanish (ie Donde Estas Yolanda), Italian (ie Amore mio), German (ie Du...
One of the best things about teaching English is not what the student learns, but what I get to hear about. Engineering, hairdressing, economics etc etc.
My knowledge of haircuts and styles has increased to the point now where I can say rather than being clueless, I am a bit less clueless. In...
When I first read the English version of Harry Potter in 13, I found that English is more mysterious than I thought. Like Chinese, it also has a range of vocabularies describing one item, such as facial expression.
I would like to invite you to work with me together to explore these amusing...
I find that the Cambridge Latin Course makes learning Latin interesting for students. The stories are well-written and include an excellent variety of vocabulary and grammar points.
It is a fact 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...
British Sign Language (BSL) is a specialised and interesting subject! There are several ways to learn basic BSL. A college course, private tuition, books and DVDs (the 2 latter ways are more for reference).
Here are some useful web site: www.british-sign.co.ukwww.britishsignlanguage.comSome...
English as a Foreign Language
As a university level student, heading towards a first class degree, you would have suspected that my grasp of English grammar would also be...
The New Scientist is a current affairs magazine aimed at readers interested in cutting edge science and technology. This compact magazine has a...
Learning a foreign language is the start of an adventure which is intellectually satisfying but more importantly an opportunity to experience a...
What is a new language if not a new world of people, images, history and experience?
This is why a very good option is to learn languages through...
Here I provide some Chinese-related websites to let you know something about Chinese culture before learning Chinese!
Children can be engaged in learning Mandarin the fun way.
I believe that children learn best when they are actively engaged in activities that...
ACCENT REDUCTION/ACCENT TRAINING HELP AND ADVICE .THE START OF THE SELF IMPROVEMENT JOURNEY
Is your accent so strong it has reached a point where...
In order to speak we use a specific set of muscles, which help to form a selection of sounds we manipulate with our are tongue and lips to form...
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