Language Learning Tips

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 [...]

How to Improve Your English: Learn Through Music

POSTED ON March 13th  - POSTED IN Language Learning Tips
The key to learning English is to make it as fun as possible. One of the best ways to do this is to listen to English songs and music. There is scientific evidence that shows music helps second language learners gain vocabulary, improve spelling and gain a better understanding of grammar. If you are struggling […]

Tips for Learning English as a Foreign Language, Part 1

POSTED ON March 6th  - POSTED IN Language Learning Tips
  Learning any foreign language does not come naturally to most people, and it requires a lot of hard work, dedication, and perseverance. As a student of learning English, just going to class and learning English for that hour or two per week is not enough. A lot of extra preparation and work is needed, […]

Learning English Like a Native Speaker

POSTED ON February 27th  - POSTED IN Language Learning Tips
Learning a language like a native speaker is an example of how children succeed at mastering their mother tongue. Although parents and other close adults may help to “teach” the language in an informal way (like through repetition, games, or made-up dialogues), still the process of learning is unconscious and depends on [...]