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Is it possible to self-learn a language? YES, it is!!!

9 May

Many of you may already know Tim Doner, but I just came across his video explaining how and why he has managed to self-learn 20 languages!! That is amazing, right?

For a while I self-learned Italian because it is quite similar to my mother tongue (Catalan). I watched films, listened to music and tried to practice it with real speakers. Now, I am able to understand Italian quite well!!! However, I am not a fluent speaker… I need to improve that 🙂

I really like the main reasons why Tim Doner enjoys learning languages, and I share them with him! Speaking other languages opens your mind to different ways of seeing the world and understanding it. Isn’t that wonderful?

10 LANGUAGE mistakes that drive British CRAZY

21 Jan

When we speak a foreign language, we always try to speak it the best we can to avoid sounding unnatural. However, when we speak our mother language sometimes we relax a bit more and end up making mistakes. Does this happen to you?

I found this video where Lucy tells us 10 mistakes British people make when speaking in English. This made me think of what mistakes I may make when speaking in my mother language and probably I am not aware of!

The 60 Most Useful English Idioms

14 Nov

They say that when you are able to joke or use idioms in a foreign language that is the sign that you are fluent at it.

Englishpost.org

tired-of-idiom1.Beat around the bush: It is used when you avoid the main topic.

2.Cry over spilt milk: It is used when you complain about a loss from the past.

3.Take with a grain of salt: It is used when you don’t take what someone says too seriously.

4. Cut Corners:  It is used when you do something bad to save money

5. Devil’s Advocate: It is used when you present a counter argument

6. The Best of Both Worlds:  It is used when you can enjoy two different opportunities at the same time.

7. Speak of the devil: It is used when you are speaking about somebody and that person turns up at the moment.

8. Once in a blue moon: It is used when an event doesn’t happen too often

9. When Pigs fly: It is used when something will never…

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Famous people who HAD TO learn English

12 Nov

I always tell my ESL students how useful learning English is going to be for their future. Here there are some clear examples of how learning English helped some celebrities.
Thank you for this interesting post Aiyshah 🙂

The FUTURE of Learning

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Though many ESL students are not that familiar with the western celebrity scene, I’d like to put forward some of our well known American celebrities today just as a motivator that even the rich and famous needed to learn English to get ahead.

These stories have been taken from different website and the sites are recorded below for more information go to those sites.

1. Jackie Chan (originally from China)

Possibly the best thing about laughter is that it reads the same in every language! Known for making everyone laugh in too many comedy films to count, Jackie Chan was actually a movie star in China long before he made his way to America. Born and raised in China, it makes sense that Chinese is his first language. Mr. Chan is another celebrity who spent time learning English, which he is fluent in today.

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ALSO * TOO * AS WELL

12 Aug

When your mother tongue has got just one word but in English you can use three different words, it can be a bit tricky to know when it is the right moment to use each option.

I love infographies 🙂

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What If You Don’t Have A Language Partner?

7 Jan

That’s what happens with my French, I cannot really find ways to apply my speaking skills 😦

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4 Mar

I just found this great website called IDIOMLAND that helps you learn the meaning of idioms in a visual way and through in context examples taken from films and TV series. I’m in love with it!!!

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