Language Learning Tips

Tips for Improving Your English Speaking: Part 1

POSTED ON May 22nd  - POSTED IN Language Learning Tips
Speaking a language that is not your mother tongue is not something that comes naturally to most learners. Sometimes, the focus in the learning process is placed on understanding; writing, speaking and reading skills are neglected. In addition to neglect, speaking a language that is not naturally one you grew up with takes a lot […]

How To Learn English: Use Your Smartphone

POSTED ON May 15th  - POSTED IN Language Learning Tips
These days our phones can almost do anything: order us a pizza, keep us in touch with friends around the world, and tell us the weather. However, if you use your phone correctly, it can also help you improve your grasp of the English language. Here are three simple ways your smartphone can help make […]

Using Your Learning Style for Language Learning

POSTED ON May 8th  - POSTED IN Language Learning Tips
Do you know your learning style? It may be the key to your success in learning a language if you use it! There are 7 types of learning styles. Many people find a combination of two works best for them. Visual Visual learners like to see what they are learning. They learn best by using […]

5 Things You Can Do NOW to Improve Your Language Skills

POSTED ON April 17th  - POSTED IN Language Learning Tips
  Classes and books are certainly important, but we can’t be actively learning that way all the time. There are lots of little things you can do right away to improve your language skills. Let’s jump right in and learn some handy language-learning trick to get the most out of every day of your life. […]

The Importance of Good Pronunciation

POSTED ON April 17th  - POSTED IN Language Learning Tips
Phonetic skills are often ignored by many English learners. Meanwhile, correct and clear pronunciation is as important as, for instance, listening and conversational skills. And I’ll try to explain why. The Importance of Pronunciation It is a recognised scientific fact that a child born in any country of the world can learn to speak any […]

Language Learning Tips – Little and Often

POSTED ON March 30th  - POSTED IN Language Learning Tips
Do you know the saying ‘everything in moderation‘? Well, the same applies to language learning. Sitting down with your textbook and cramming for hours may seem like a good way to learn, but if you spend too long studying at once, it is easy to over-do it and you’re less likely to remember everything. Of […]

Learn a Foreign Language – Living Abroad

POSTED ON March 27th  - POSTED IN Language Learning Tips
Living abroad is without a doubt one of the best ways to learn a foreign language. You see it every day on signposts or in the supermarket and hear it being spoken around you on television or even sitting on the bus. However, some people live in a country for years and never learn the […]

Motivated to Learn: Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic

POSTED ON March 20th  - POSTED IN Language Learning Tips
When it comes to learning, there two apparent types of learners’ attitudes. Some learners who attend classes for their profound desire to learn, while others simply think that they are being forced to learn rather than just being taught. Surely, both attitudes are the results of motivation. Motivation, as defined by Dörnyei (2005) is “a [...]