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Cambridge First Certificate (FCE)

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How to Form Phrasal Verbs (with examples)

Phrasal verbs consist of: verb + particle (adverb or preposition) Tip: Using phrasal verbs as...
French (general)

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What a Foreign Language Can do for Your Career

As a language student, I heard it a million times: “What are you going to do with those...
English as a Foreign Language (EFL)

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Language Functions vs Grammar

Human beings have evolved to use sophisticated written and spoken languages for all sorts of...
Elocution/ Accent Reduction

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Don't chew - just get connected!

Many non-native speakers of English are completely mystified when they hear continuous spoken...

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  • Why Not Learn Some Spanish for Fun?

    Paul Grace Spanish (general) Tutor (Manchester) Picture Are you thinking of learning Spanish. I think you'll agree that it's spoken in many different parts of the world and would help you have more fun on holiday and return with a closer interest in that country than you had before you went.You'll be able to ask for all the things you need such as...
  • Reasons For Learning Russian

    Maria Golubeva Russian Teacher (Lancaster) Picture The first reasons the learn the Russian language is that it is spoken by more than 260 million people around the world. It is not only the official language of Russian, but also of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. Additionally it is spoken widely in Ukraine, Bulgaria and some former Soviet...
  • Language Is Communication

    Hazel Abbott English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (Brighton) Picture Learning EnglishTo communicate effectively - in any way - we use a recognised code. In language, we can use words, gestures, and expressions. Every language is filled with them - yours and mine. The way we use these codes is how we work towards understanding each other. Naturally, there has to...
  • Learning Korean

    Philip Park Korean Tutor (Kingston upon Thames) Picture Korean is very simple. You will be able to read Korean letters in one hour, but you won't understand the meanings. When learning Korean, knowing Chinese letters are very important. In the Korean language, Chinese letters are just like Greek and Latin in English. When you start learning foreign...
  • Learning A Foreign Language Is Always Possible

    Manuela Cappellari German (general) Tutor (South West London) Picture When you approach a new language for the first time you seem to hear "just-a-long-endless-word". You are not able to distinguish the opening and ending of words; the short and long pauses. You are listening to uttered sounds articulated at random. When I first arrived in Germany I could barely...
  • A Beautiful Journey Of Learning Foreign Languages

    Meliha M Wong German (general) Tutor (Kingston upon Thames) Picture When learning a language, the role of the tutor / teacher is important, but ultimately it still requires the student to be interested in spending time consolidating what they have learnt. As a tutor / teacher, it starts off with diligent preparation to build-up suitable materials to meet the...
  • English As A Fun Language!

    Charlotte Newman English English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (Kingston upon Thames) Picture Although it's true that many of us do it for work or study reasons, when we learn a new language, we also learn a new way of looking at the world - an understanding of others and even ourselves. We discover new expressions for things we didn't know we liked! Now, pages and pages of grammar...
  • Learn Spanish In A Fun Way

    Martha Jesty Spanish (general) Tutor (Kingston upon Thames) Picture When my new teenage clients come to me to learn Spanish, they come a bit weary, down and with no hope that they will one day soon master this beautiful language. It puzzles me how they found me and how they have the courage to contact me to learn a language which has brought them so much hard...
  • Conversation Skills

    Yasmin Akhavan French (general) Tutor (West London) Picture I have been teaching beginner/intermediate spoken French for 7 years now. If you are looking to impress someone, or just obtain some conversation skills for work, then get in touch. I then make a tailor made plan to factor in the right vocabulary sheets and prep lesson plans for your needs. I...
  • Are Elocution Lessons Still Relevant Today? Editor's Pick

    Sonya Ross Elocution/ Accent Reduction Tutor (North London) Picture In 2017, in a modern, fast-paced diverse city such as London, it can be hard to imagine where an old-fashioned term like 'elocution' would fit in. After all, isn't it preferable to just speak how we speak, to be natural and authentic? Do elocution classes even still exist? If so, who are they...

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