“When the going gets tough” and other English proverbs


Last week we talked about tongue twisters, which are a fun way to improve your pronunciation. Akin to tongue twisters, proverbs are short sentences that are typically unique to a language, and widely known to native speakers. When the going gets tough, the tough get going is an example of English proverb. Since proverbs are idiomatic… [Continue]

March 25, 2019 | 0 comments



Classrooms versus online learning


CLASSROOMS VERSUS ONLINE LEARNING  It has been a debate for years on which method is the best to learn English.  As a principle of an online award winning school I have no doubt that learning online has many advantages. Let me name just a few: 1. Low cost learning: Learning English online proves to be… [Continue]

March 25, 2019 | 0 comments



What is a tongue twister?


A tongue twister is a sentence, or sequence of words, which is considered hard to pronounce quickly and correctly, usually due to alliterations. Every language has its own traditional tongue twisters, and they are a great way to get familiar with intonations, as well as sounds in the language that are not present in your own… [Continue]

March 20, 2019 | 0 comments



IDIOM AND HOW TO LEARN THEM


IDIOM   LET THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG – IDIOM Idiom or idiomatic as it is also referred to,  are taught to and learnt by advanced students. They say that a foreign student that understands and speaks with idioms is considered an English fluent speaker. For instance, do you know the following idioms: ‘When pigs… [Continue]

March 19, 2019 | 0 comments



The indirect benefits of learning a language


We all know that learning a language adds to our communication skills. Interestingly, according to studies, learning a new language also results in students achieving greater thinking and creativity compared to monolingual children. Following are the indirect benefits of learning a language: 1. Dealing with another culture enables people to appreciate cultural diversity. 2. Problem-solving… [Continue]

March 16, 2019 | 0 comments



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