Why is it that languages are considered an art by so many people? Some people suggest that, as a student of modern languages and a failure in mathematical and scientific subjects, I tended to opt for the art related subjects in school.
Languages are particularly attractive to musicians who...
This article is all about poetry and the extraordinary world of French poems. As French poetry is so unique, I have chosen two poems not only for their enchanting quality but mainly because these are poems that I have read over and over again. Poetry is so important because it makes us think, it...
In today's modern world, the Internet and computers play an important role in education,and both are being adopted more and more in teaching EFL (English as a Foreign Language) on a global scale, including English teaching online and in real time. Although using the online method to teach...
Perhaps Britain's greatest contribution to the world is not art or technology or sport, but the English language itself.Great Britain is home to the first language of business, science and travel. The story of English begins morethan a thousand years ago, but its global importance means it is...
Several years ago when I was studying in school, I remember the classic English class: the teacher wrote on the blackboard the grammatical rule and we did the exercises. Often there were incomprehensible dialogues heard from old cassette recorders. The lessons were always in my mother tongue. I...
Being yourself can be difficult. Many times a pupil will doubt their own abilities but a tutor should try to help a pupil to gain confidence in their own vision. We are often underestimated and this can begin from an early age and can in fact lead a young person into a job that is completeley...
Videos and Audios:
1. Songs for children 水果冰淇淋系列: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC55D07289FF90C62
2. Programs for kids of 4 years plus: 巧虎来啦 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5Y0Zo-PYvA&list=PLlj79t_5LMLGTwR6TEDtws0IoRSA-7f6Y
3. Learn Chinese (mandarin) with...
I strongly recommend Peter Hessler's books for anyone who wants to understand today's China and Chinese culture. Language learning is not only about pronunciation and communication: you also need to know how Chinese people think, and why they describe things in the way they do!
When it comes to speaking about oneself, the vast majority of my students from the UK have been emphatic about addressing a common fear: the delicate balance between appearing confident and coming across as arrogant. Perhaps it is rooted deeply into our cultural norms as my EFL students have...
As a professional presenter and voice-over artist it is imperative that I use my voice correctly and to its full potential. Sometimes I am using my voice at full power for hours at a time and I need to be sure that my voice isn't going to get fatigued and that it will be good to deliver the...
English as a Foreign Language
Why study English?
Maybe you need it to study at University level
Maybe you need to pass your SATs exams
Perhaps a teacher made a strong...
IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is a highly valuable qualification. A must if you are seeking to enter university or work in...
Why to study a foreign language?
I have always loved getting to know new cultures and people! I started studying languages when I was still a...
It is something very wonderful to discover a new language and a new way of thinking.
I remember fondly the first year I learnt German, and I would...
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A Chinese character is a logogram used in writing Chinese. Each character corresponds to one single spoken syllable. Different Chinese dialects...
As we all know, body language is the term that we use to describe non-verbal communication. But what we may not know is the power that a little...
Elocution is not really taught in schools. Most employers judge potential employees after a few seconds. You get only one chance to create a first...
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