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Language is a sport

Learning any language as an addition to your own can be either extremely exciting, or boring, or...
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High IELTS score or ability to cope at university?

What is most important? A high IELTS score or the ability to cope with an academic...
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New Year, New Language!

You may be surprised to learn that, according to Ethnologue, English is now only the third most...
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Interesting websites to practice Spanish language

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  • The best approach to learning a language.

    esitaliano Italian (general) Tutor (Hemel Hempstead) Picture 4 questions to ask yourself before embarking in learning a new language. The basic answer to the question “which way to learn a language is best?” is pretty short and straightforward: choose the way that works best for you. And that is true for learning anything, not just languages. But what...
  • The Posh English Accent

    Esmerelda Elocution/ Accent Reduction Tutor (West Central London) Picture The Queen's English accent, perhaps the most prestigious English accent in the world. This is the posh, charming, classic English accent of the privileged upper class in English high society, including the British Royalty, the English Aristocracy, the Eton and Oxbridge educated. For those...
  • The Reasons Why My Students Learn Portuguese Editor's Pick

    Solange Negrello Portuguese Tutor (West London) Picture When new students start learning Portuguese I ask them why they want to learn the language. The main reason is because they have a Brazilian partner. They go to Brazil to visit the partner's family and have a hard time if they do not know a bit of Portuguese, as the majority of Brazilians only...
  • Differences And Expressions In Spanish

    Malena G Spanish (general) Tutor (Bristol) Picture A question that is quite commonly asked is why is the Spanish of Argentina so different from the Spanish of Spain? ¿and the rest of Latin America?... Each Latin American country has its own accent. It has nothing to do with the Mexican, Venezuelan or Chilean accent. For one who knows the...
  • The 'Pretérito Perfecto' Tense in Spanish

    Beatriz del Río Spanish (general) Tutor (South East London) Picture The focus of this article is the uses of a tense called "pretérito perfecto". This is a tense we use to talk about what we call "a past in the present". It refers to a past action in a time frame that has not yet finished. How to form "Pretérito Perfecto"This tense is formed with an auxiliary...
  • Culture And Cultural Awareness In Italian

    Gisa Calogero Italian (general) Tutor (South West London) Picture In the past, methods based on behaviourism, which regarded language learning as mere acquisition of sets of skills, were based on drilling followed by positive or negative reinforcement. Culture was not part of language learning. The communicative approach recommended today shifted the focus on...
  • Do We Ever Stop Learning With Languages?

    Claudia Barth Newlyn Spanish (general) Tutor (Croydon) Picture In this modern age of globalised markets and internet communication, it seems we are expected to keep on learning and developing new skills. So why not learn and perfect a new language? Many successful people propound the benefits of learning another language. Doing so not only helps one to...
  • IELTS Advice to improve your Writing

    David Cummings IELTS Tutor (Uxbridge) Picture 4 great tips that will help you gain a better score in the writing task Make sure you identify the key words in the question. It’s really important to be absolutely sure that you know what is expected of you. Look carefully at the questions and underline or circle the words that TELL YOU WHAT...
  • The Benefit Of One-To-One Tuition

    Lily Liang Mandarin Tutor (Kingston upon Thames) Picture I believe that one-to-one tuition is a very effective way to learn a new language, as the student has the teacher's full attention. Another great advantage is that the student stays focussed. 15 year tutorial experience, always work and studying with students together gets the best a achievement...
  • The Importance Of Grammar In Spanish

    Eva Ramos Spanish (general) Tutor (Walsall) Picture Starting to learn a new language can be difficult. At the first stage, everything can sound weird and impossible to understand. But little by little you start becoming familiar with it. You can learn some greetings, colours, some different nouns and adjectives, but all of this will make no...

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