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STRATEGIES IN LANGUAGE LEARNING

Better ways for busy professionals to learn a language

How To Improve Beyond The Intermediate Level (Part 1)

Congratulations. You’ve reached the intermediate level in language learning. You have been at this level for a few months and feel that you are not making any progress. You are still investing the same time and energy, but your return on investment looks like it’s dwindling. Welcome my friend...

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How To Improve Beyond The Beginner Level

Everyone who starts learning a new language see oneself conversing effortlessly with the natives and reading the most complex books. Although attainable, these pictures are some way apart from where you are now, just a beginner. It is important to set short and mid-term goals initially. ...

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The Importance Of Confidence In Language Learning

When speaking a language, even the most enthusiastic people lack confidence; especially when they are asked to use this new language as a means of communication. It has been proven that most of the time this lack of confidence is not due to absence of knowledge of the language but rather because...

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10 Practical Tips For Effective Language Learning

Everyone learning a language has ‘the dream’ of fluency. However, most of the time, learners are not fully equipped for reaching this goal. They often have unrealistic expectations and assume that after a three-month course they will get what they want. Unfortunately, this is not the...

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Benefits Of Living In A Multicultural Setting

Migration is a worldwide phenomenon. People leave in a “melting pot” with different socio-economic background, education and languages spoken. It is common nowadays to see children being raised in a multilingual home where the languages are different from the ones spoken in the wider...

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Effect Of Implicit And Explicit Language Training On Grammar

Most people learn a second language through explicit instruction, and others do through implicit exposure to the language. Scientists have wondered if these two different types of learning trigger diverse neurological pathways allowing the learner to process grammar. Let’s clarify the...

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How Immersion Helps Learning A Language Faster

Learning a new language provides a range of benefits, no matter your age, hence the increasing amount of people learning a foreign language. Language immersion programs are also on the rise because it’s one of the best ways to learn a new language. It is claimed that immersion can ease the...

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Is There Truly A Gender Difference In Reading Strategy?

A great amount of research has taken place trying to answer the question whether men's and women's approach to language learning is different, and more importantly, whether it causes one gender advantage upon the other. The debate about whether women are better at language learning has...

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ESL Speakers Are Victims Of Unconscious Bias

The English language is a common means of communication for speakers of different first languages. With the world turned into an interconnected global system, there is a need for a mutual language. English has fulfilled this need by becoming the global lingua franca of the 21st century. It is...

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What Is Task-Based Language Teaching?

Task-based Language Teaching (TBLT) also known as task-based instruction (TBI), is an educational framework of teaching foreign languages. It is claimed that it is a model that can help learner acquire a second language effectively. TBLT was born when teachers realised that the...

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