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Language Ego: What It Is And What To Do With It

Language Ego: What It Is And What To Do With It

“Language Ego is the identity a person develops in reference to the language he or she speaks.” – Alexander Guiora For students who learn English as a second language, learning how to communicate is essential. However, that is not an easy task...

How to Learn Useful Phrases

How to Learn Useful Phrases

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...

Mental Translation And Why You Shouldn’t Do It

Mental Translation And Why You Shouldn’t Do It

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...

4 Things to Remember When Writing an Email

4 Things to Remember When Writing an Email

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...

Self-Study from Textbooks

Self-Study from Textbooks

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...

How To Increase Confidence When Presenting

How To Increase Confidence When Presenting

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...

Top Tips for Studying English When You’re Tired

Top Tips for Studying English When You’re Tired

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...

Four Ways to Improve Confidence When Speaking a Foreign Language

Four Ways to Improve Confidence When Speaking a Foreign Language

Learning a new language is a scary thing, and it's easy to feel nervous, especially if you find yourself making mistakes. If you feel like you're losing confidence as a language learner, check out our top 4 tips for staying confident. 1. Speak...

Four Things Your TEFL Teacher Wishes You Knew

Four Things Your TEFL Teacher Wishes You Knew

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...

How Getting Enough Sleep Will Help You with Studying

How Getting Enough Sleep Will Help You with Studying

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...

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