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How to Learn English and Optimize Your Study Time

How to learn English and Optimize your study time by Jason Cane TeachNomadic.com If you’ve ever wondered how to learn English and optimize your study time in the process, it starts with a bit of organization.  Ever felt like you’ve spent hours reviewing material, and you’ve made no progress to show for your efforts? In […]

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Posted on January 19, 2018 by

Why 2018 is the perfect time to learn English

      by Jason Cane TeachNomadic.com 2018 is the perfect time to learn English. With the start of a new year comes new goals to set, challenges to overcome, and habits to form. Don’t you think it’s finally time to make learning English one of them? In this post, I’ll share my top 5 […]

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Posted on January 5, 2018 by

Language Family Tree

One of my previous articles was about Chinese Family Tree, so it gave me the opportunity to think about a wider concept of family tree.   Before speaking of a language family tree, it might be useful to introduce the concepts of familiarity and kinship in languages. There is a genealogical classification for languages used […]

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Posted on December 15, 2017 by

YOUR MOTHER TONGUE

Warning: contains coarse language I knew it! You read “coarse” and you are curious about this article. So, pardon my French and keep reading it. From the back cover: After centuries of war we Europeans are trying to get along together, but we keep treading on each other’s toes. Tread on an English toe and […]

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Posted on October 15, 2017 by

Live Lingua Tutors Helping Refugees Learn English

Live Lingua is giving back by helping refugees learn English. In the teaching world, there are ample opportunities for a professional to use their passion and skillset for the greater human good. Teacher Indie has highlighted this exemplary case of generosity with their new series, Online Teachers Making An Impact. Today, we’re highlighting an extraordinary partnership […]

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Posted on September 11, 2017 by

British English vs. American English: Key Differences to Learn

English is often considered one of the most practical foreign languages someone can learn, but when you decide to learn it, you also have to decide which English variant you’ll speak. The English language has several variants that have developed and evolved over the years, through domination and colonization. The most commonly used, and most commonly […]

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Posted on May 30, 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 […]

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Posted on December 30, 2016 by

Is Latin useless?

The Latin language is one of the mothers of modern languages. Romance languages (French, Spanish, Romanian, Italian, Portuguese, Romanish) were born from its vocabulary and structure and even English is full of latin words. Unfortunately, a lot of people do not bother to learn this charming language, underestimate its importance. Latin literature is wide. Our Western […]

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Posted on August 30, 2016 by

English For All: When Culture and Language Clash

On July 3rd the New York Times ran a rather short story about the addition of a new voting language on the ballots in Queens, New York for the September 10th primary elections. For the first time in New York history, South Asian voters in Queens who speak Bengali will find their heart language as […]

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Posted on August 20, 2016 by

The dictionary of untraslatables

Do you struggle to understand some concepts, words or even sentences in the foreign language you are learning? Maybe it is time to read the weirdest book the twenty-first century ever published so far: Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon. Written by a French philologist, Barbara Cassin, this fantastic and interesting book is also available […]

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Posted on July 30, 2016 by