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 understanding a culture.
This is my personal list for Italian learners (in a chronological...
When I was living in Portugal an English friend of mine said that Portuguese as a language was like a club of which only native speakers were members and if a foreigner attempted to speak the language, they would giggle - not out of mischief, but because they saw no point in others learning...
Physiological studies have found that speaking two or more languages is a great asset to the cognitive process. The brains of bilingual people operate differently than single language speakers, and these differences offer several mental benefits.
Below are seven cognitive advantages to learning...
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, some aspirational, some intellectual and others sentimental, but whatever your reasons, having a clear idea of why...
I love teaching very much as it gives me great pleasure to enrich other people knowledge.
Studying foreign languages is not hard work because with clear explanations and structured, well-organised lessons according to the student's needs, I'm sure that great results can be achieved.
One of the...
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 you are talking to. To let them know you are passionate about what you are saying, show them with your eyes.3. Breathe
One book that I find very helpful in many different areas of study - essay writing, EFL, GCSE and A-level English - is English Grammar in Use by Raymond Murphy.
Grammar is really the foundation of all writing (and speaking), and with a good base here we can build and build in argument, style,...
All Fine Art degrees require students to 're-think their thinking'; that is, to step outside the 'safe' and 'conventional', and view a subject matter from a range of perspectives. The training given at art schools throughout the UK provide a safe and supportive environment for individuals to...
People who decide to learn Italian don't do it because it's a useful language or they have to. They do it out of their love for Italy and everything Italian.
It's funny, because in a way I have always known that it was a privilege to be born and raised in a country where there's so much choice...
One of the most fascinating things about learning a language like Spanish is that, along the way, it forces you to see some of the quirks of English in a new light.
For example, a particular aspect of Spanish that is relatively straightforward and logical may help the realisation that the...
English as a Foreign Language
All Fine Art degrees require students to 're-think their thinking'; that is, to step outside the 'safe' and 'conventional', and view a subject...
I have been teaching one to one for five years now. One thing I have learnt in that time is that there is more than one way to crack a nut!
The use of modern technology provides a wide range of teaching methods which contrasted quite severely with my own recollection of Secondary...
One of the most important aspects of learning a language effectively is to commit as much of it as possible to memory. It is vital to learn at...
Everything is possible if you are patient and ready to work hard towards your personal goals. This is the only way to improve your current skills...
Learning is a life-long on going process and it's never too late to learn new things in life so long as one has the will, the resilience and the...
English pronunciation is not often taught when learning English. But what is the point of learning a language when no-one can understand what you...
1. The art of public speaking in which gesture, vocal production, and delivery are...
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