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Category Archives: Learning English

April 13, 2016

A dinner party is an excellent opportunity for new language learners to try out their conversational English. With that said, it is perfectly natural to feel a bit apprehensive about attending a soiree in a foreign tongue. Will you know what to say when you meet someone new? Here are ten time-tested English conversation starters […]

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April 8, 2016

In order to master the English language, you must first master the art of giving compliments. Many friendships, conversations, and relationships can start and develop through a well-placed compliment. When giving a compliment in English, the meaning you convey is often just as important as the words you choose to use. Here’s how to perfect […]

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March 10, 2016

Anyone striving to learn English as a second language has a number of challenges before becoming fluent. Some words have similar sounds, but they have very different meanings. It’s common for a novice to have confusion about similar words, but using context clues can make the intended meaning more clear. Here are some common similar-sounding […]

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February 9, 2016

Many ESL students start out motivated and dedicated, but after a few days or weeks, they end up completely burnt out. Practicing intensely every day may seem like the key to proficiency, but this is typically not a sustainable study regimen. Instead of throwing yourself into your English studies only to end up disheartened, try […]

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February 5, 2016

To learn English, a student must develop a study schedule and incorporate it into their daily routine. Textbooks, workbooks, listening exercises, and other traditional learning methods are helpful, but they can also be dull. For those wanting to spice up their daily practice, finding a new resource that helps develop English skills is as easy […]

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January 27, 2016

Learning English as a second language can be a challenging undertaking, but English games can help students retain both vocabulary and grammar with ease. The human brain is designed to contain and process a great deal of information, but the straight information-dump approach of memorization lacks the component of recall. By associating words with actions, […]

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January 21, 2016

For many, trying to learn English is a long and arduous process that requires commitment and regular effort, and most do not develop a mastery of the language overnight. That is why it is important to keep yourself motivated and having fun! One great way to challenge yourself in your language development is by entering […]

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January 12, 2016

Mastering a new language is a challenge for anyone, but not everyone learns the same way. For some, quietly studying from a textbook or listening to a teacher’s lectures can yield excellent results, while other students might find these approaches quite tedious. If you want to know how to learn English in a manner that […]

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January 7, 2016

Learning to speak a new language takes dedication, hard work, and consistent study. But there is no reason your language-learning process has to consist of only textbooks and vocabulary lists! If you use your imagination, you can come up with numerous activities that can supplement your efforts to learn English. For example, you could gather […]

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October 28, 2015

It might surprise you to learn that more people speak English as a second language than as a first one. At last count, there were around 350 million native English speakers, compared to an estimated 1 billion second language learners. Although ESL teachers often assume that learners will face difficulties based on the degree to […]

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