So here’s the thing. Everybody is different. And that’s especially true when it comes to learning any skill. Languages included. You may be aware of, or have seen information about different learning styles, and how tailoring your learning to suit your own particular style can make you a more efficient language learner. The truth is that it is a lot more complicated than that. Scientific study after scientific study has proven inconclusive. I.e. it’s not clear at all whether tailoring your language learning strategies (or any learnin...
Thanks to Valentine's Day, February is the month we associate with love, amour and lust. Interestingly, each of these three English words - synonyms of love - all have roots from different European languages. So let's take a closer look at where these words come from and what they have in common. Love Liebe in German. Liefde in Dutch. Любовь or lyubov' in Russian. Love in English or lufu in Old English. While at first glance these words might seem completely different, they are in fact actually very similar. Structurally speaking, their si...
One of the reasons we learn languages is to fit in and embrace new cultures. Languages are like portals to new worlds and new ways of thinking. However, many speakers make common mistakes that immediately mark them out as tourists. If you really want to fit in and show off your newfound language skills, you should follow these tips to sound more like a native speaker. Naturally when learning a language with us we will endeavor to help you pick up the local dialect you prefer, as an example our Spanish Courses offered in Leeds have instructors with many r...
This morning I read an article in a national newspaper looking at mobile technology in the language learning classroom It divided schools up into two groups: Schools which allow learners to use technology in lessons (such as UKLP Bristol where our Spanish courses in Bristol allow phones and electronic devices in the classroom) Schools which don’t allow learners to use technology in lessons From the teachers’ part, there is always the argument that smartphones and tablets “disturb lessons” – they are a nuisance and distract learners ...
If you prefer to read. Below is a transcript of the video Hello my name is Anthony Ash. I'd like to talk today about listening skills. In particular, how we can go about developing our listening skills when we are learning a foreign language. The most obvious answer to that, that normally comes to mind for most people is simply...listen! Get lots of practice in listening, listening to the TV, to news, to the radio, to programmes. Find something interesting that you want to listen to in a foreign language and practice, practice, practice...
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Feb 12 2024
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