Language Learning Tips

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 […]

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 […]