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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...
English as a Foreign Language (EFL)

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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...
Spanish (general)

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Reading Spanish

Reading in a language that you are studying can have huge benefits in terms of integrating and...
Italian (general)

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Discovering why you wanted to learn languages

People who want to learn a language, generally, start with a quite common purpose: work,...

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  • Learn German with the BBC

    German (general) Tutor (Leeds) Picture I like teaching very much, especially foreign languages. The learning of foreign languages is very useful. First, it trains your brain and second you learn more about another country and its culture. In today's world with its many possibilities to travel, I think it is important to know one or...
  • A World of Words

    French (general) Tutor (East London) Picture What is a new language if not a new world of people, images, history and experience? This is why a very good option is to learn languages through your passions and interests, using all the resources that technology offers: the internet, films, on line magazines, games, and so on. Insert all of...
  • Why learn Spanish?!

    Spanish (general) Tutor (Portsmouth) Picture Did you know that there are over 40 million people in the world that speak Spanish? Spanish is spoken in 25 countries across the world, not just in Spain! It is spoken in South America, the Phillipines and it is the second language in the USA. Spanish is the 3rd most widely spoken...
  • Go for it!

    French (general) Tutor (Portsmouth) Picture The world is shrinking. Communication is vital. Learning languages is sometimes seen as boring and useless; I see them as a fundamental part of modern life. As a child born in a bilingual country, I was exposed to two languages from the start. Speaking French to my mother and Dutch to my...
  • Read Lu Xun

    Mandarin Tutor (Leeds) Picture Lu Xun is a very important writer from the early 1900s. Reading about Lu Xun should be part of your Chinese studies. Although there are many translations available in the UK book market, it is still difficult to find an original version of Lu Xun's work. Here are two websites where you can find...
  • Tutors Don't Teach, They Help

    English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (Newcastle upon Tyne) Picture My experience of being a tutor has told me that tutoring only works when students want to learn and they take the initiative. The spoon-feeding way of teaching is just a waste of time and energy. So I think it is the students' job to be specific about what they need. Then tutors are around to...
  • Watching the News in German

    German (general) Tutor (Leeds) Picture This is just a quick tip for anyone interested in taking German further and becoming up to date with what it going on in the country with the world's third largest economy. Watching German News online is a great way to train your brain and listen out for vocabulary that you know. With this link...
  • A level Grammar Revision

    French (general) Tutor (Leeds) Picture Book recommendation: Jub and Rouxeville, French Grammar in Context. Although this text may not be used as a direct study component to the A-level syllabus by teachers and lecturers, I would highly recommend it as a revision aid for the grammar component of the A level paper. I would also...
  • What is IELTS?

    English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (Ilford) Picture IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is a highly valuable qualification. A must if you are seeking to enter university or work in a professional field. Training classes will be more effective than reading from a test book and memorising information.
  • I Believe in International Friendship

    English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (South East London) Picture Hello - thank you for reading my little article. I would like to tell you that I am a great idealist: I believe that we all (in our hearts) wish to live a life of friendliness and kindness. It is not important whether we come from Asia, Africa or Europe, etc. We all want to make our world a...

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