“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”
by ~Ralph Waldo Emmerson~

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Language Learning and Culture

People do intuitively understand that there is a connection between languages and culture but sometimes the relationship between language learning and culture is not sufficiently explored. So let’s have a look at a few issue that can help some language learners.   Every language has embedded cultural overtones. These of course vary country to country,

How To Improve Memory

Two ways to deal with the question of “how to improve memory”. Most of the articles I have seen on how to improve memory don’t necessarily relate to the needs of language learners. I will look here at two quite different ways to improve memory, specifically for language learners. I have written a number of

Language Learning Goals

Having language learning goals is one of the key strategies that successful language learners have in common.  One of the biggest obstacles to learning is the lack of a clear goal. Many learners will say, “it would be nice to learn Spanish” or “my wife’s family speaks Chinese, so I want to learn it” or

Perception in English Spelling

Perception as a learning skill is of undoubted importance.  It is hardly ever talked about in relation to learning languages but its importance I believe is common sense.  We all learnt our first language by figuring it all out for ourselves.  To do that we had to have great perceptive skills. As adults we have

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