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Why Learn Russian?

Popularity. There are 150 million native Russians speakers, plus Russian is still spoken in the...
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Voice in Second Language Writing

What is voice in writing and why is it considered important? In hindsight, voice is considered...
Mandarin

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5 Tips To Help You Learn Chinese Vocabulary

Vocabulary plays a fundamental role in mastering a new foreign language. Having a good command...
Mandarin

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The role of teachers in collaborative learning

In collaborative learning (CL) the teacher plays a critical role in contributing to students’...

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    Fatema Desai IELTS Tutor (East London) Picture IELTS speaking do’s Here are some ideas to get you started Examiners like to see a range of tenses and vocabulary but don’t let this get in the way of your fluency.Only use tenses that fit the purpose of the question. If the question is asking you Do you like travelling? You need to state...
  • How Do You Make Chinese Learning Not A Grind?

    Ning Chen Mandarin Tutor (Southampton) Picture Before you rack your brain for an answer, you might as well flash back upon what interests you and keep you doing it all the time in life? Would it be reading novels, drawing, watching videos, doing outdoor activities, playing musical instruments, or unwinding in local pubs after work,...
  • 5 Tips To Help You Learn Chinese Vocabulary Editor's Pick

    Ning Chen Mandarin Tutor (Southampton) Picture Vocabulary plays a fundamental role in mastering a new foreign language. Having a good command of words allows you to further develop the all-round skills of the target language. Learning Mandarin Chinese is no exception. Here are some tips that may help you learn Chinese words more quickly and...
  • Passe compose ou imparfait?

    Isabelle Stevenson French (general) Tutor (Tonbridge) Picture This is every student’s nightmare….. How do we know when to use which? Especially as a direct translation is not always helpful! It is best to think in terms of each tense’s specificity (description, repetitive action, or one-off action?) , and the emphasis you give it in the sentence...
  • English Elocution for personal and Business use.

    Liam O'Sullivan Elocution/ Accent Reduction Tutor (Northampton) Picture Speech training can help to enhance speech and increase the confidence of the speaker by improving:  Diction     – enhanced articulation and sound production. Appropriate     Intonation – accurate pitch and stress Error     Correction – identification and then...
  • German is everywhere!

    Nora German (general) Tutor (South East London) Picture Did you know, that German is the mother tongue of almost 100,000,000 people in the world? And the most widely spoken mother tongue in the EU! Kindergarten, autobahn, rucksack or strudel: These are all German words. -You'd like to travel to German speaking countries? -You like their nature,...
  • English Can Be Hard To 'Fathom' Editor's Pick

    Laura Mullan English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (Tonbridge) Picture One of the things I love about teaching English is that it continually throws up opportunities for me to learn more about my own language, and where it came from. One of the difficulties in learning English comes from its very complexity - words that look the same can have different...
  • Voice in Second Language Writing Editor's Pick

    Francesca Bowdery English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (Bromley) Picture What is voice in writing and why is it considered important? In hindsight, voice is considered by some as the ‘single most important element in writing’ (Murray, 1984) because it ‘separates writing that is not read from writing that is read’. This provokes the challenging question of what is...
  • How To Learn German, Or Any Other Language

    Miss Rosa German (general) Tutor (Uxbridge) Picture Firstly a good teacher or book are a must. Now I have spent ages finding the right books for the languages I learned but also trying to find the right books to teach German. No one book is perfect but it is a start. A phrasebook is also good to have as well as a beginners dictionary. When...
  • Why Learn A Foreign Language? Editor's Pick

    Mary Williams French (general) Tutor (Croydon) Picture No matter one's age, learning another language is bound to benefit one mentally, psychologically and culturally. It can also be an advantage when competing in the job market, whether national or international. I would say it opens your mind, eyes and heart. You gain another perspective in life...

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