Language learning

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How to Speak Confidently With Native Spanish Speakers

It is a scientific fact that Spanish people speak much faster than English people. Most learners notice straightaway how fast Spanish people speak. Even if they think they are slowing down to help you, they don’t realise that this is still probably too fast for you to keep up.

In this blog post we will teach you some little tricks to make a conversation with a native speaker much easier for you to deal with.

Why is listening to natives so difficult for learners?

The reason that learners of Spanish find listening to native speakers so hard could be for several reasons.

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5 Study Hacks to Learn Spanish Effectively

Spanish study tipsLearning Spanish is one of the best things you can do to spice up your CV and show future employers that you are a worthwhile candidate to help expand their business internationally in the future.

Over 572 million people speak Spanish worldwide and with many British companies now trading with Mexico and South American countries, learning the Spanish language is a wise investment of time and money.

Another good thing about Spanish is that it is one of the easiest foreign languages for English speakers to learn.

If you learn in the right way using the tips in this blog you can make sure you make as much progress as possible in less time and also learn more easily.

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How Culture Immersion Makes Language Learning More Fun

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Cultural immersion is a well-known and effective way to learn a new language. For instance, it’s been shown that students who are put in an immersive program where they speak at least 50% of the time in a foreign language show more progress in four weeks than most students in a classroom show in an entire year.

While uprooting your family to another country for a few months or even attending an immersive language camp may not be feasible, there are still plenty of ways that you can encourage this hands-on, immersive learning style as you and your loved ones go about learning a second language.

Here are several suggestions for ways that you can spice up your linguistic endeavors in order to simultaneously make the learning process more fun and effective.

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6 Ways to Progress From a Beginner to Intermediate Spanish Learner

intermediate SpanishA lot of people start studying Spanish completely from scratch and after a few months they cover all of the basics. To get by in a language you need to know roughly —– words. At this level you know the key nouns, verbs and can express your needs and wants and communicate with native speakers in a simple way.

Once people reach this stage they wonder how to move on and start to study as an intermediate learner.

This blog post will give you ideas as to how to break out of the beginner stages of language learning and to move to an intermediate level.

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Why Healthcare Professionals Need To Be Bilingual

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Our world is becoming increasingly connected. Technology has helped to expose many of us to cultures we wouldn’t have had access to just a couple of decades earlier. International travel has also become less expensive, opening up a world of tourism and immigration to more of us.

Increased international travel brings with it the challenges of communication. Many countries outside the U.S. have excellent education systems and teach English as a second language.  However, there are still those travelers who may struggle with some complex conversations. As a result, there is an increased need for bilingual professionals in all industries.

Healthcare is one of the primary sectors that requires skilled linguists. The industry is responsible for the wellbeing of all members of the public, regardless of their own linguistic ability. We’re going to take a look at why bilingual staff are vital in healthcare, alongside tools and methods that are available to those professionals ready to upskill their communication abilities.

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The Lifetime Value of Learning a New Language

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While some people take to language learning like a fish to water, other people struggle with even the most basic vocabulary. Learning a new language isn’t a simple journey.

But when you feel like giving up (or are mustering the resolve to get started), remember the myriad benefits that come with achieving bilingualism or even multilingualism. Knowing the lifetime value of learning a new language makes it easier to pony up the investment of time and brainpower.

Perhaps you’re a monolingual living in an English-speaking country like the United Kingdom. You might think there’s no need for you to learn another language. After all, so much of the world speaks English these days.

While it’s certainly possible to get by just speaking English, you’re missing out on perks and opportunities that could enrich your life. From monetary value and demand in the workplace to utility with increasing globalization and making friends from around the world, knowing the lifetime value of learning a new language will make you eager to schedule an online lesson.

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10 Non-Boring Tips to Learn a Language During Quarantine

As we enter into the third, fourth, or fifth week of restrictions as a result of the world-wide crisis that is the coronavirus pandemic, adjusting to the situations can be tough, especially if you do not have a job to work on all day.

You have probably tried doing a lot of stuff to keep you busy, but time is not moving as you expect it to move. Well, have you tried learning that new language as you self-isolate yourself or stay quarantined at home?

Learning a new language can be a great deal in pushing time, especially if done in a fun way. Well, here are some fun ways of learning that new language you have been passionate about.
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7 Clever Ways to Fit Language Learning Into Your Busy Schedule

Fitting language study in busy lifeSo many people say, especially at the beginning of a new year that they would love to learn a new language but they just don’t have enough time. Most people are busy enough just trying to fit in their work, home life, socialising as well as all the other daily chores like shopping, washing and house work. They think they couldn’t possibly add anything else into their busy schedule.

However if you break down how long you spend doing different tasks you will start to see how you could actually fit in a little language study each day. With a little planning and creativity you can easily fit in language learning into your busy day.

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The Most Useful Languages to Learn in 2020!

Useful languages in 2020One of your new year plans may be to learn a foreign language and you are wondering which language would be most worth learning.

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

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