Monthly Archives: January 2017

Chinese New Year!

The biggest Chinese Festival, Chinese New Year is upon us! This year is the year of the Rooster, the tenth animal in the zodiac. The celebrations begin the night of the 27th January which is called SAN SHI and they last until February 15th. The night of the 27th January is the time when Chinese people have a big meal with the whole family. At midnight Chinese families eat dumplings as well see off the last day of the year and welcome the first day (28th of January) of the new Chinese year. This the happiest time for all Chinese people all over the world.

Here are some key words in Mandarin relating to the festival: Continue reading

Ways to enjoy learning a language!

Although learning a language is difficult for most people, there are many ways to make sure you enjoy it! If you choose ways to enjoy the language learning process, you will progress much more quickly. As one polyglot, Steve Kaufman once said: “You don’t have to learn a language in ways that you hate! Simply study the things you want to study, in the way you want to study them, so you can enjoy the process!”
Here are some tried and tested ways to enjoy learning any language: Continue reading

7 reasons why you have no progress in learning languages

There are tons of  British literature books that have really gained popularity. A Christmas Carol, Harry Potter, Romeo and Juliet, The Hobbit. You name it. British Literature fans have even gone to the extent of learning the language themselves. They’d even ask British essay writers a thing or two about the British language and their culture. And that was when it all began. Foreign books, foreign music, foreign movies, and foreign everything. They’ve all become a rage for the masses.
There is no wonder why so many young people start attending language courses and buy tons of textbooks to learn something. The majority understand how many opportunities can be created thanks to learning another language. Hence, more and more students are involved. However, although it is quite popular nowadays and there is no doubt that it is useful for an ordinary person, a great part of learners do it with no success at all. They simply waste their time in the majority of cases because of the absence of an effective strategy. Sure, it is necessary to have some tested methods of learning languages if you want to reach success. Nevertheless, it is not easy to find them even while working with a tutor. You definitely have to make some efforts on your own in order to prevent learning things in vain as it often happens with students. Is there a recipe which guarantees you success in speaking a foreign language quickly? Of course, there is no exact way which is suitable for everyone. That is why you have to turn on your analytical thinking and look at the thing critically. In such a way, you will be able to choose the best methods for yourself and avoid dozens of challenges and failures. Here are 7 reasons which slow your progress: Continue reading