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STRATEGIES IN LANGUAGE LEARNING

Better ways for busy professionals to learn a language

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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Are Your Limiting Beliefs Preventing Your Language Learning?

Success in all areas of our lives is what everybody wishes for, and most of the time we do not realise the impact that our beliefs can have on the results we get. Unfortunately, language learning is not the exception. What we believe to be true about language learning can even prevent us from...

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Positive Effect Of Reading On Second Language Acquisition

Reading is the process of building meaning by interacting with a text; and a strategy " is a plan selected deliberately by the reader to accomplish a particular goal". [ Paris, Lipson & Wixon, 1983] When learning a language, reading is an important skill that will help the learner memorise...

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How This Amazing Discovery Can Change Language Learning

A study published in the Cognitive Science might be at the forefront of future changes in the way languages are taught around the world. The study by Dartmouth College was carried out in a bid to understanding the factors that affect the learning process and how the methods of teaching can...

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The Amazing Results Of Learning Through Videoconferencing

Figure out these two scenarios. The first one: you’re a student in China who is interested in further your education in an English-speaking country. You need to brush up your English, but a native English speaker is difficult to find. The demand is high but the few who are in your city are...

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Why Do People Need A Foreign Language Coach?

You’ve been learning this foreign language for a while now. But lately you feel stuck, you’re not progressing as you used to. Or you must reach certain milestones in your language learning, may be due to some deadlines at work. You’re overwhelmed. It’s time to think in the possibility of...

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Why Learning A Language Can Be So Frustrating

Adults usually find learning a foreign language very difficult. Their brain has lost the plasticity that you encounter in children’s brain. However, there is more hope as new research reveals that adults can build new neuropathways. Anyway, why do some people have trouble learning...

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Can Passive Exposure To A Language Help You Learn It Faster?

Learning a language is not easy and we all would want to have a magic wand, wave it and “TA-DA” and we acquire all the necessary knowledge to learn this language we’ve been wanting to study for so long. But this is not real. So, we’ve tried to hang on the next big thing: passive...

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How Cognates Help You Increase Your Vocabulary

The ACTFL (American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages) has issued a classification of languages by the level of difficulty they present to English speakers to learn them. Category 1 It takes around 23-24 weeks or 575-600 class hours to learn. Category 1 languages are those...

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