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Do’s and Don’ts of Good Language Learning Habits

  Language learning success is all about building the right habits. If you build productive habits from day one, language learning becomes a lot easier. Of course, there are habits of things to do, and habits of things to avoid, so we’ve compiled a list of Do’s and a list of Don’t’s to help you […]

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Posted on July 30, 2017 by

8 Tips to Stay Motivated When Learning A Language

When you’re learning a language, it’s important to stay motivated and keep putting in the work in order to see results. Here are some tips to help avoid overwhelm and stay motivated. Study the basic grammar. It’s important to understand the basic grammar to speak a language properly. You cannot avoid it, and if you […]

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Posted on July 15, 2017 by

A view on the language barrier

Not many people travel abroad. Those that do have almost certainly encountered the language barrier at some point. If they haven’t, they probably haven’t experienced much of the foreign country they are visiting or traveled to a place where English is the lingua franca. I have been humbled by my inability to communicate in man […]

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Posted on July 5, 2017 by

Shadowing: A Language Learning Method

    Ever heard of shadowing? This is a language learning technique used to improve pronunciation and to help you remember the words you are repeating. If you don’t have time to train yourself in pronunciation, I suggest trying this technique.     Shadowing In Short   Shadowing involves exact copying (like following a shadow), […]

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Posted on June 30, 2017 by

Common mistakes when we learn a foreign language

When we learn a new language, we make a lot of mistakes. Below I have tried to gather briefly some concerns  about  how you should NOT learn a foreign language: 1) Not be a regular learner.You cannot learn a language if you are not constant. You learn some new words this week, then the next one […]

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Posted on March 15, 2017 by

Good Teacher=Happy Student

Many people think being a language teacher is easy. It is just enough speaking the language taught, meeting the student and doing some exercises together.  It is not like that at all.   Let’s see 7 important points:   Being on time. When you arrange a class you have to commit to it, we do […]

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Posted on March 13, 2017 by

Learning Language Virtually Anywhere (Part 2)

In my previous post I start with a Q&A about the benefits of teaching and learning online. Let’s continue on… Do you notice a difference between your online students and your face-to-face students? My online students are more independent and self-reliant. In a classroom, the teacher is always present, which makes students more likely to […]

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Posted on January 30, 2017 by

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 […]

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Posted on January 15, 2017 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 […]

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Posted on November 30, 2016 by

Why reading is important

When you decide to start learning a new language, an efficient and reliable method to increase your foreign vocabulary and improve your pronunciation quickly, is reading. If you follow these 3 easy tips, it should not be a tiring and boring activity. 1. A very good dictionary is your best friend I bet you know which […]

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Posted on August 15, 2016 by