Some people choose to learn a particular language because they have friends or family who are native speakers and they would like to speak to them in that language.
Another good reason to learn a language is to create more job opportunities for yourself or if your company has offices in other countries and you would like to work abroad.
Other people are simply interested in the country and the culture of where they speak that language.
However, if you just want to challenge yourself or do something new and are not sure which is the best language for you to learn, read on – in this blog post we will try to inspire you with the best languages to learn in 2020: Continue reading
How many times have you heard, or even said yourself, that somebody’s talented when it comes to learning languages? After all, there are those children or people who seem to have it all figured out. What they hear and read in class is enough and don’t even have to open their books afterwards. It sticks with them and they’re ready to use it in practice straight away. Then there are those who have to work really hard to reach the same result, often doubting themselves and whether they can actually do it. Hence, it’s only natural for them to wonder if working hard can compensate for the lack of what they view as talent in some people. Here is some insight on the topic. Continue reading
Learning a new language is as easy as human nature for a newly born child. As we grow older, we become much less experimental and less accustomed to picking up new language skills. That doesn’t mean that we cannot become motivated towards learning a new language if we wanted.
College students need to start becoming a little more experimental in learning a new language. Making mistakes is the only way to learn a new language. The first time we make a mistake, somebody will be there to correct us, and it becomes a part of the learning process. Continue reading
One of the best ways to progress in Spanish (or any foreign language) is to do more reading. By reading a variety of different materials in the target language you will not only learn more words and phrases but you will see how the language is used in different contexts.
As well as simply reading, there are certain methods you can use to maximise your reading time to make even more progress in Spanish.
The aim of this blog post is to give you a few tips as to how you can read in Spanish to help you improve the fastest.
* Read about something that you enjoy, something that interests you and that you care about. If you start reading something you aren’t really interested in, you will be much less likely to check what the words mean and learn anything from it. Reading something that interests you is the key to staying motivated.
* Think about your end goal. Why are you learning Spanish? If it is to do business you need to read more formal language. If it is to fully immerse yourself in the language you would try tackling a novel or a magazine. Continue reading
According to the British Council, “Deficient language skills and the presumption that international business partners will speak English costs the UK economy about 3.5% of GDP”.
Businesses are expanding rapidly and one of the most common ways to do this is to tap into foreign markets. To do this successfully it is important to be able to communicate effectively with colleagues, suppliers and customers abroad to avoid embarrassing mistakes and problems. Employing foreign staff and learning a second language will open up many opportunities for your business. In this blog post we will discuss why now is the best time to invest in employee language training. Continue reading
Last academic year 2018-2019 we were so pleased to have a record year of results for the students that we tutored in foreign languages. All students achieved levels 8 or 9 at GCSE with one achieving nearly 100% on her papers and another receiving the award at the presentation for best attainment in Spanish.
September is a busy time when students go back to school and especially those in GCSE and A-level year groups start to panic about the exams in the summer. Often parents want to help their children by booking private tutoring sessions to help them prepare in time and to reduce the stress nearer exam time.
Private language tuition is a particularly good idea due to the reasons we will go through in today’s blog post: Continue reading
German is not really that difficult. And to be fair, you can easily learn any language as long as you document your learning procedure.
While the language may have quite a reputation, it isn’t as hard as English, which is riddled with tons of inconsistencies, some weirdly nonsensical spelling and plenty of fragile, tense forms—this can confuse even the most expert language learners.
In this post, we will focus on specific do’s and don’ts in learning German. This guide will help you over the hurdles you’ll face when learning the language for the first time. The tips mentioned below will accelerate your progress and make German seem less daunting.
So, without further ado, let’s get started! Continue reading
Why? Because it has lots of benefits, starting with the improved ability to multitask and ending with exciting career opportunities. Also, studying at college is a great time for students to invest in self-development, explore, and learn new things and skills. So let’s find out more. Continue reading
This means that if 80% of your efforts will not have a big effect on improving your language level then it is clear that you need to identify the 20% that will have the biggest impact on your progress.
This is a really important concept because if you apply this rule, it will make you a much more efficient language learner and will help you to make the most progress with the minimum amount of time and effort.
In this blog post we will look at ways to make sure you are concentrating your efforts on the 20% that will have the biggest effect on your language learning. Continue reading
You will realise how much you actually know. We all have bad days and think we’ll never master the language. If you look back at far you’ve come it can give you a reality check and keep you motivated to keep going. Continue reading