Why Making Mistakes is Good For Your English

Always check for spelling errors

While the phrase ‘if at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again’ may not apply to activities such as skydiving, it certainly is the case when learning a language. My love-hate relationship with the Russian language started when I picked it up at university in 2014. When I went out to St Petersburg on …

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7 reasons why learning English online is best for your team in 2022

Online learning

Turns out that by 2010, more than half of the world’s population had become bilingual. While the reasons why are varied—from migration needs to the digital transformation driving globalisation—more and more people found it necessary to develop the ability to speak more than one language. After digital interconnectivity improvements allowed for a global reach, this …

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Is Social Media Changing the English Language?

Social media

The Impact of Emoji Use The rise and spread of the internet, especially social media, has changed a lot of aspects of our daily lives. The way we do business, how we interact with our family and friends, and how we use language to communicate with other people. One effect of social media is the …

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Remote Learning vs Face-to-Face – Which is better?

Learning online

Or does it even matter anymore… When Covid swept the world back in 2020, the whole world seemed to stop. Dealing with this unknown, scary, and potentially deadly virus meant that the only way we could protect ourselves and others was simply to shut down. But as we realised that this virus was not going …

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How good are their language skills?

The Problem Imagine an HR manager trying to assess the supposed language skills from 4 European job candidates.  Each country has its own assessment system in schools (A-levels in England & Wales, Baccalauréat for example in France, Abitur in Germany, Maturità in Italy). It has always been difficult to compare linguistic apples with apples (something …

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Why is learning business English important?

Chinese may be the most spoken language in the world, but this is due to the sheer number of the Chinese population. English, however, is the international language of business and is a skill ever increasingly sought after by employers. If you’re working in the UK, America, Australia, or any other English-speaking country, then learning …

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