Language Learning Tips

The Roots of Language

POSTED ON November 20th  - POSTED IN Language Learning Tips
Word origins are a treasure chest of information about English. One of my favourite things to do when I hear a new word is trying to guess its origin. Virtually all European languages come from the same root Indo-European language of ancient times. To this day, there are many words that sound similar in Spanish, […]

Language Learning Tips: Local Connections

POSTED ON November 13th  - POSTED IN Language Learning Tips
Are you learning the language of a place where you currently live, or somewhere you hope to go in the future? Either way, getting to know people who speak the language as a mother tongue is one of the best free ways to ramp up your language learning. This is obviously a lot easier if […]

How To Prepare for Total Immersion

POSTED ON November 6th  - POSTED IN Language Learning Tips
Whether it’s already in the works or still just a dream, a total immersion program is an excellent way to learn English. In case this concept is new to you, total immersion usually involves going to and staying in an English speaking country for a set period of time. There are a few important things […]

Jamming Out: Learning English with Music

POSTED ON October 30th  - POSTED IN Language Learning Tips
Music is one of the best ways to learn a new language. Listening to music activates many parts of the mind simultaneously. This is why you sometimes feel good and sad while listening to sad songs. It is also why music is a therapeutic tool and why musicians tend to have higher IQs than average […]

Why Having an Accent Is a Good Thing

POSTED ON October 23rd  - POSTED IN Language Learning Tips
You do not have to let go of your accent. As long as you are understood, it can actually help you. I have friends from all over the world and they speak a diversity of languages. Each of them has a different accent when they speak English. One thing that seems to bother many of […]

Practice Mindfulness and Learn a Language

POSTED ON October 16th  - POSTED IN Language Learning Tips
Meditation can be a huge help in learning to speak English. A language learning blog might be the last place you would expect the advice to meditate. What does meditation have to do with learning English? Meditation has a number of health benefits. In relation to language learning specifically, meditation improves concentration and memory, [...]

Ways to Remember New Vocabulary

POSTED ON October 9th  - POSTED IN Language Learning Tips
Listening, speaking, grammar, reading, writing—all of the skills and aspects of English require one obvious thing: words. But how can you remember all of them? Different learners have different systems. If you don’t have one at all then keep reading! Here we will share with you three of the best and most common ways that […]

Learn English by Telling Stories

POSTED ON October 2nd  - POSTED IN Language Learning Tips
Story-telling can help you develop powerful language skills. One of the best ways to train your mind to learn anything is to make a story out of it. Thousands of years ago, tribes would gather around fires to share the myths of their gods, natural events, and ancestors. Today we gather to watch stories on […]

Learn English by Going to the Movies

POSTED ON September 25th  - POSTED IN Language Learning Tips
What you watch as you learn English effects how you learn the language. I get the question from many of the people I have tutored in English. What should they watch to make their English better? At first, I cannot think of just one thing that would do the trick. Like with life, variety is […]

Learning English with Mobile Applications

POSTED ON September 11th  - POSTED IN Language Learning Tips
Learning English proposes a challenge for learners who are constantly preoccupied with other matters, especially among the working people. We tend to get distracted with work and forget to schedule our lesson. Nevertheless, with the ever-changing technology of mobile digital devices such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops, language learning [...]