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Please Miss, Why Do We Have To Do Languages ?

I must have heard that question a million times during my 30 years as a secondary school...
Modern Greek

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Learning Greek is more than learning a language

It is said that thought goes along with language and one cannot develop the one without...
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...
English as a Foreign Language (EFL)

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100 Hours of Awareness

My students often ask me, "how can I improve my English?" "Well," I say, "you're here, aren't...

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  • The 'Pretérito Perfecto' Tense in Spanish

    Beatriz del Río Spanish (general) Tutor (North 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 East 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...
  • The Benefit Of One-To-One Tuition

    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...
  • The Different Ways Of Teaching EFL

    Sara Weintraub English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (North West London) Picture There are many benefits to learning English as a Foreign Language particularly if the student is at a very basic level. But there are many challenges too, like realising you have to put yourself in the mindset of the basic student. The student knows nothing and one has to rely on gesture and...
  • 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...

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