Language Learning Tips

How to Learn Useful Phrases

POSTED ON June 4th  - POSTED IN Language Learning Tips
In English, there is a large number of fixed phrases and expressions that are sometimes not easy to understand, but they are very useful, even necessary. These phrases are a part of the cultural heritage of a nation, present in the speech of most people in one region and they are often not a part […]

Mental Translation And Why You Shouldn’t Do It

POSTED ON May 21st  - POSTED IN Language Learning Tips
Mental Translation is reprocessing words, phrases or sentences from the language you are trying to acquire into your native language. When learning a foreign language such as English, students tend to get into their own heads too much and try and translate every sentence, usually word for word. Do not translate! If you want to […]

4 Things to Remember When Writing an Email

POSTED ON May 14th  - POSTED IN Language Learning Tips
Writing emails is one of the biggest parts of communication in the business world. They are the easiest way to send updates, keep in contact, and have a record of what has happened. If writing emails is a frequent occurrence for you, then keep checking these four things before pressing send! 1. Clear, short, and […]

Self-Study from Textbooks

POSTED ON April 30th  - POSTED IN Language Learning Tips
Most people think textbooks are boring. They can be. Generally, textbooks are only used in classrooms but why not use them for self-study? The best way to use textbooks on your own: For new vocabulary Make a note of new vocabulary words and do the exercises for them. Try to use one or two of […]

How To Increase Confidence When Presenting

POSTED ON April 16th  - POSTED IN Language Learning Tips
Giving an oral report or a presentation can be stressful. It’s even more stressful when you need to give it in a language that you aren’t 100% comfortable with. Here are some tips to help you with your formal business English and your confidence when speaking in front of an audience. Know and practice the […]

Top Tips for Studying English When You’re Tired

POSTED ON April 2nd  - POSTED IN Language Learning Tips
Perhaps you’ve got a full-time job and study English as a hobby, or you’re a student with a million-and-one things to do and don’t know when you’re going to fit in your study time. If you’re struggling to find the energy to keep up your English studies, read our top tips. 1. Take Care of […]

Four Things Your TEFL Teacher Wishes You Knew

POSTED ON March 19th  - POSTED IN Language Learning Tips
Have you ever wished you could get into the mind of your TEFL teacher and know what they’re thinking? Take a look at our list of top things your TEFL teacher wishes you knew. 1. We know when you’re lying. Teachers are a bit like parents – we want the best for you, we do […]

How Getting Enough Sleep Will Help You with Studying

POSTED ON January 29th  - POSTED IN Language Learning Tips
Contrary to the belief that the sleeping is a waste of time and that staying up late at night or not sleeping at all the night before the exam will lead to better results, scientific research suggests that the need for a good night’s rest is much more important than finishing homework or studying for […]

Habits of Excellent Students Everyone Needs to Acquire

POSTED ON January 22nd  - POSTED IN Language Learning Tips
Some are born with the ability to learn things fast, while some need more time and have to work harder. “No pain, no gain,” says the old proverb, but some of the best students have habits that help them achieve their success. Developing healthy studying habits is not easy, but if put a little effort […]