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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...
Understanding unfamiliar German words Editor's PickSchool pupils, impressed that you have been able to answer their ‘try to catch the teacher out by asking after a random piece of vocabulary completely unrelated to the topic’ question (every MFL teacher will know this strategy well) will then ask in awe: ‘Miss, do you know every single word in German?’ To this, I will firstly reply:...
Do you know of anyone who needs French or Spanish for business? I have taught professionals who need to speak these two languages for some time in groups or one to one and have successfully enabled them to enhance their professional skills and their value to their employer. I have successfully used everyday situations and role play...
Good Posture and its Importance in the Singing and Speaking Voice Every one of us is physically unique. No two people will have the same speaking or singing voice. That is a wondrous gift that we each possess, and one in which we should celebrate. However, it is very important that you practics good and correct posture and breathing...
I have always loved the English language and teaching it is a wonderful experience. English is such an expressive language and sounds beautiful as it isn't one of the low or nasal languages. It has a lovely rhythm to it and I can only encourage everyone to learn it. It is the most useful language to know and speak well and will open...
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 - now very rusty - and Spanish which I use daily) I know how important it is to have a strong vocabulary base - not only for speaking but for writing too. In...
English: Whose language is it anyway? Editor's PickThe world population now stands at approximately 7.2 billion. Of those 7.2 billion people, approximately 1.5 billion people are able to speak English at a useful communicative level - that’s just over 20%, or one in five, of the world’s population. But is it really necessary to have a single world language? The simple answer is yes....
Personalising Language Learning by G. Griffiths & K. Keohane provides guidance and practical activities for teachers who are looking for ways to make language learning more person centred. Taking the learner as the starting point, the book presents a range of ready-to-use materials which draw on the personal experiences, thoughts,...
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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...
An investigation into the problems of native Spanish speakers learning English AbstractThis brief paper was constructed from an interview between a student and myself in March...
Film Recommendation for Learning Languages Editor's PickI recommend you to watch "L'auberge Espagnol". It's a very good French movie that talks about the adventure of a French guy doing his Erasmus in Barcelona. There he will share...
Quiero ser tu héroe...Si una vez yo pudiera llegar a erizar de frío tu piel;a quemar, qué sé yo, tu boca, y morirme allí después y si entonces temblaras por mí,...
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...
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,...
Good Posture and its Importance in the Singing and Speaking Voice Every one of us is physically unique. No two people will have the same speaking or singing voice. That is a...
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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