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28
NOV
2014
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Can You Translate These “Untranslatable” Words?

How does language reflect a culture? Does our native language lead us to think or behave in a certain way? And if so, how can that be possible? Many people, indeed linguistics experts and researchers, would say that language actually determines how we see the world! One famous theory
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21
NOV
2014

Which is the MOST correct English accent? (with video!)

So many English students have asked me the same question: What is  “correct” English really? Which accent or vocabulary is the best one to learn?  Which type of English vocabulary and accent is the most correct of them all? Opinions vary widely on this topic, with most nat
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14
NOV
2014

The Best Way Possible To Improve Your English (or any language!)

  One of the most effective ways to improve your English— or any language that you are learning– is to visit or live in another country. Right? But what if you can’t do that? Most people are not in a situation where they can  just drop everything and move abroad. And
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07
NOV
2014

Studying Abroad? Prepare for Reverse Culture Shock!

When we travel to another country, we are expecting to be immersed in a totally different culture. When we purchase travel tickets and plan the details of our trip, we prepare ourselves mentally as well. We may practice the language or plan places to visit as a tourist. In this situat
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31
OCT
2014

5 English Lessons You Can’t Get In School

Most of us have been to school, and at school we had to take language classes. In many countries, students are required to take English lessons in particular. My high school in the United States offered classes in Latin, French, German, Spanish and Japanese. I chose Spanish. In fact,
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24
OCT
2014

Top 5 Mistakes Made By English Learners (and it’s not what you think!)

So…you want to speak English fluently? If you are reading this article right now, chances are you are an English student! Many people who are learning English have taken classes in school, or even private lessons as an adult,  for many years. Today, many European multi-national
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17
OCT
2014

5 Cities That Will Improve Your English

  Many  travelers like to plan holidays in destinations where they can practic   e thei   r English. Immersion is one of the best methods to learn and improve a foreign language! After all, when humans learn a language as babies, they are only listening, observing and r
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24
JUN
2014

A tale of two schools

Not only did a move to France mean a change of country for Soad Louissi, but also a change of career. On arrival in Grenoble in 2003, she discovered that she could no longer work as a neurophysiologist as she had done in Canada, so she needed a plan B. “I looked at it as an opportunit
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