Learning Language Virtually Anywhere (Part 1)

Skype. Google Talk. WizIQ. iChat. These are names of online learning platforms more and more students are using to learn languages. For many international assignees, this style of training is a good alternative to face-to-face classes. But some clients remain unsure if online training is right for their employees. Here is my Q&A to explain […]

Read Full Article
Posted on January 15, 2017 by

Are you getting funny looks from native speakers of English?

 Do you find yourself getting funny looks from native speakers of English? Are you frustrated by all the times you’ve been asked to repeat yourself when you speak English to a native speaker? It is only natural for people who learn English as a foreign language to make mistakes when speaking. Not only do we […]

Read Full Article
Posted on December 30, 2016 by

Merry Christmas!

 Livelingua  teachers wish you a Merry Christmas!!! ¡Feliz Navidad! , 圣诞节快乐, 메리 크리스마스, Joyeux Noël,メリークリスマス,  Buon Natale,Feliz Natal,С Рождеством,عيد ميلاد مجيد Frohe Weihnachten Don’t you know what to give to your friends? A LiveLingua class!  It is a priceless experience.  

Read Full Article
Posted on December 25, 2016 by

Italian accents

What are the rules for using accents? What are the exceptions? There are many things to say regarding accents. Let’s start with this one: when we speak, although we don’t always realize it, we put an emphasis on each word. And rightly so, because all words have an accent. But when we write, it is […]

Read Full Article
Posted on December 15, 2016 by

Italian gestures (?)

When you learn a language, even our body is involved in the learning process. Especially our hands and our heads. Gestures are a fundamental part of the language experience and they  are often difficult to understand and explain. So,  I asked myself: are you sure that gesture is Italian? The majority of people in the […]

Read Full Article
Posted on November 30, 2016 by

German: Yes or No? More Reasons…

After  the last post, do you still have some doubts about learning German? Here other three good ( or bad?) reason: NO: 3. Because nouns have three genders  and very few rules explain why we should choose  der, die or das Not only are there three different genders (masculine, feminine and neuter), but in most […]

Read Full Article
Posted on November 15, 2016 by

German language : Yes or No?

Many students are scared of learning German. To be honest, some grammar rules are very difficult but, to some extent, it can be easier than English. Because of its nature, I decided to gather five negative reasons against learning German and five positive ones in favour of learning it. Five reasons why it is hard […]

Read Full Article
Posted on October 30, 2016 by

Directional Words: 左 and 右

 Today is the the third post, the last one, about directional and position words in Chinese. Here are the first (下and 上) and the second (前 and后) ones. Left(左) and right(右) Traditional Chinese writing, writing goes from up to down and from right to left. The geographical Mindset East is left and west is right […]

Read Full Article
Posted on October 15, 2016 by

Positional words: 前 and 后

In the previous article I introduced some useful positional and directional words, 下 and 上. Today we study 前 and 后 , front and back. Chinese look at time as a river’s flow. They always look back at their history, remembering all their traditions: 前天(qiantian) = the day before yesterday 后天(houtian) = the day after tomorrow […]

Read Full Article
Posted on September 30, 2016 by

Positional and Directional Words : 下and 上

As all language learners know, studying a language is not only learning verbs and structures, but also learning about different mindsets and “thinking” in somebody else’s language. For those who study Chinese, for example, some additional words can be challenging. Today we see 上(shang) and下 (xia). In the next 2 articles we deal with other […]

Read Full Article
Posted on September 15, 2016 by