STRATEGIES IN LANGUAGE LEARNING

Better ways for busy professionals to learn a language

The Most Sought-After Languages In The Workplace

We've seen previously a shift in the reasons why most university students learn a language, and the majority think that mastering a new tongue will improve the possibility to land better jobs opportunities. They seem to be right, but still remains the questions of what language should they study,...

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Foreign Languages Are In Demand In The Workplace

In the past, the motivation to learn a language was mainly for private reasons: for fun, the desire to learn or due to a planned travel to the country where this language is spoken. Nowadays you see more students wanting to add a foreign language in the list of skills to offer future...

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How Many Words A Day Should Your Target Be?

The reason why we study a new language is mainly to reach fluency. We've been told that to attain an advanced stage in our second language, we need at least 4,000 to 10,000 words as part of our active vocabulary and much more than that to be fluent and reach a near native level. How long is it...

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How perfectionism Can Ruin Your Language Learning

A perfectionist is someone who demands the highest standard possible, and this can be considered one of the most precious quality someone can have. Of course, a perfectionist won't settle for anything else and this can be a driving force to push ourselves to achieve great results. It goes...

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Why Is It So Hard To Think In A Non Native Language?

When we start studying a language we seem to be always translating everything in our head before we dare express it out loud. We're aware, though, that this can't continue for long. It is terribly exhausting and slows us down, just to name a few of it's disadvantages. Having a conversation in...

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How A Business Can Benefit From Being Multilingual

We live nowadays in a globalised world, and the economy is not the exception; far from it. It seems logical that multilingual businesses will certainly have a head start compared with their peers which are monolingual. Here in the UK, three quarter of British adults can't speak a foreign...

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Is Slang Important In Language Learning?

If you have a look at the countless language courses available, slang is not usually taught. It is a neglected part of any language and it plays an important role if you want to become fluent. Textbooks or online courses are important because they give you the foundations of the language. You...

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How To Teach Children A Foreign Language

We talked about the multiple benefits children can reap when learning a foreign language. We also established that the best time to learn a language is before puberty. Some researchers even point out that " the critical period" ( best time to learn a language ) is between 3-5 years old....

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The Role of The Internet In Successful Language Learning

Learning a new language can make you reap multiple benefits,you're aware of it, but you're leading a busy life and time is of the essence. it's hard to find a moment which coincides with the Monday evening class at your local College or University. You will have to give it a miss again. Maybe...

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What Is Mnemonics? Is It Effective In Language Learning?

Mnemonic is a method designed to help recall information that is difficult to remember. Our memory stores complex stimuli such as images, colours, smells, sounds, emotions, touch etc... and the aim of mnemonics is to use our whole mind to help us remember the new information we're storing....

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