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   Language Covered: Other | 

How to Learn Basic Korean

Korean ((한국어, 조선말, Hangugeo, Chosŏnmal)  is not only  the official language spoken in North and South Korea, but also in Yanbian, a Korean Autonomous Prefecture in China. It is a difficult and charming language, historically and culturally rich, and still debated where it comes from. If you are curious about the Korean world, follow these […]

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Posted on June 15, 2017 by   Language Covered: Korean | 

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   Language Covered: English, Students | 

Spanish Cognates: Learn Spanish Fast With Words You Already Know

Think learning vocab is hard? If you’re learning one of the Romance languages like Spanish or French, lucky you, because odds are you already know hundreds of words in your target language. English words have been adopted into many languages over time, and it’s been happening more and more lately. This is called anglicism, which […]

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Posted on May 15, 2017 by   Language Covered: French, Portuguese, Spanish, Students | 

7 Chinese taboos (part 2)

  In the previous post, we talk about some Chinese taboos, here’s a few more: 4.Never say “我 不是 东西 (wǒ bú shì Dongxi)” This sentence will certainly confuse: the words “东 (Dong)” and “西 (xi)” mean east and west, right? True, but when we match them, they have a new meaning: “thing”. For example, […]

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Posted on April 30, 2017 by   Language Covered: Chinese | 

7 Chinese Taboos

Everybody knows when you visit a foreign country you should adapt to the new environment. Of course, there will be some “weird” customs you are not familiar with. Let me help you to avoid naïve behavior. Among those, there is the large taboo topic. Some of them are pretty well known:  for example, eating with […]

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Posted on April 15, 2017 by   Language Covered: Chinese | 

Italian: Soft Z or Hard Z?

The Soft Z is usually written   as “long z” in phonetical dictionaries. It comes from latin, of course. Here are some examples: prandium – pranzo (lunch); radius – razzo (rocket). Here the Z with a soft sound: 1) when it is  followed by two vowels, but the first one is not an  “I”: zoo, zuavo […]

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Posted on March 30, 2017 by   Language Covered: Italian | 

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   Language Covered: Other | 

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   Language Covered: Other | 

How to improve your language communication skills

What do London, Melbourne and New York have in common? All of them are big cities with thousands  people  who live an  unrestrainable life.  The incredible variety of culture, people and ideas contributes to their beauty and charm. Nonetheless, It often looks like a “huge fast food , even in social relationships: you can meet […]

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Posted on February 15, 2017 by   Language Covered: Students, Teachers |