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Portuguese

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The Reasons Why My Students Learn Portuguese

When new students start learning Portuguese I ask them why they want to learn the language. The...
English as a Foreign Language (EFL)

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Volunteering - a great way to improve your English

Trying to practise English in London can be a frustrating task. With so many languages spoken in...
French (general)

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How to increase exposure to a foreign language

As a language learner, you can increase exposure to a foreign language and culture simply, even...
IELTS

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Top 5 Habits of the Best Language Learners

Language teachers are very often asked how long it will take to become proficient in a language....

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  • Sharing a Passion

    French (general) Tutor (Southampton) Picture I have been passionate about foreign languages since my early childhood. I studied English, German, Russian, Norwegian, Swedish and Italian. Languages have played an important role in my life. They have enabled me to visit and live in different countries, to meet people from other cultures and...
  • The love of languages

    Spanish (general) Tutor (Bath) Picture For many of us, language learning is a challenge we would rather not face. There are no genuine short cuts to learning a new language, although there are certainly many things which can make it easier or more palatable. The idea of speaking another language is so much more attractive than the...
  • Why I Became a Teacher.

    Elizabeth English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (South West London) Picture It's a wonderful thing to speak several languages and teach them to other people, helping others to learn foreign languages. I am fluent in 4 languages. I fell in love with English when I was in Year 5 and we started to learn a foreign language at school. I was lucky enough to have English....
  • Why I Became a Tutor

    English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (Nottingham) Picture I studied for a BA Honours English degree at the University of North London. I lived and studied in a very cosmopolitan area and, in my third year at university, lived in a shared house where I was the only native speaker. I really enjoyed talking to my housemates and helping them to improve...
  • Learning a language

    English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (South West London) Picture I speak a little Japanese and a little Spanish. I lived in both of these wonderful countries for a while and studied the language in a class also. I feel that this gives me an edge over other teachers who might not have attempted to learn a second language and it helps me have a better...
  • Learning together

    Japanese Tutor (South East London) Picture I have had experience visiting several countries. Every time I visited, local people were very kind to teach me their language and culture. I found if I knew their language, I could learn more deeply about their culture. What do you think? I think those who want to learn a new language probably...
  • About "Measure Words"

    Mandarin Tutor (South West London) Picture In Chinese, "measure words" are like English the word "cup" in "a cup of tea" and the word "bottle" in "a bottle of water". In Chinese, measure words are used for quantifying or specifying a noun. Measure words are preceded by a number, so it becomes number + measure word + noun. For example: ...
  • Book recommendation

    Czech Tutor (North West London) Picture Czech Express is a course book which teaches survival Czech. It is aimed for total beginners who want to master basic communicaton skills by communicative method with less emphasis on the complex Czech grammar. This course book is suitable for all types of courses, including summer and...
  • Why I Am A Tutor

    French (general) Tutor (Tonbridge) Picture In all my classes, I love working with people and observing their progress. I bring enthusiasm, flexibility and willingness to listen, qualities that make me an excellent teacher and team player.
  • La Galette des Rois

    French (general) Tutor (Dudley) Picture So if you didn't eat enough during the festive season, here is a great reason to learn French ! For Epiphanie (6th of January), the French have the traditional "galette des rois" (king's galette), which is a puff pastry cake with almond powder mixed with sugar and butter.This tradition is as old...

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