Language Learning Tips

5 Things You Should Do Before an Exam

POSTED ON January 15th  - POSTED IN Language Learning Tips
Studying all night before an exam, overuse of caffeine and similar extreme methods in the last minute will not help you achieve the expected result. As the day of the exam approaches, the tension grows among the students, but there are things you can do that will help you better prepare for an upcoming exam. […]

Effective ESL Studying Techniques  

POSTED ON January 8th  - POSTED IN Language Learning Tips
It is great if you are studying English, but without effective ESL studying techniques, learning and improving your English language skills might not mean much. Read on to find out how you can use effective study techniques to help you improve your English faster. 1. Study Daily You probably already know that you need to […]

Language-Learning Plateau: Tips to Move Past It

POSTED ON December 25th  - POSTED IN Language Learning Tips
At some point in learning EFL, you might feel stuck, as if you are not progressing or learning anything new. This can be very discouraging, but don’t give up hope. This tends to happen when you reach the intermediate phase of your EFL studies. When you started learning English, you could clearly see the progress […]

5 Tips to Maintain Your English Fluency

POSTED ON December 18th  - POSTED IN Language Learning Tips
Even if you are (almost) fluent in English as a Foreign Language (EFL), you cannot think that that is the end of the road for you. Any language skills – like soccer skills or piano skills – need upkeeping if you want to stay on top of your game. Luckily, you have come to the […]

Which Accent is the Best?

POSTED ON November 27th  - POSTED IN Language Learning Tips
With so many accents in the English language, how do you decide which one to learn? What if you’ve decided to learn an American accent, but you have a British teacher? Here’s what you need to know about accents and how to deal with them. The two major accents that English learners pick up are […]

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 […]