Language learning

Posts on learning a foreign language

Meet Heather Warne – Japanese language student at Euroasia

You may have seen Heather Warne in the Mitre 10 ad currently running on TV.  Or at one of the many theatre productions she has been part of over the past few years.  A long-term client of Euroasia, she progressed from the Japanese Level 1 course in 2010 to the...

Meet Sean Shadbolt – Photographer and Chinese Language Learner

We recently interviewed Sean Shadbolt, who has been learning Chinese Mandarin at Euroasia for a number of years. Sean is in Elaine Wu's Advanced Chinese Class on Wednesday evenings. Euroasia: What do you do professionally? Sean: I am a commercial photographer. I shoot a lot of different things but...

Language learning tip: No fear

Often people think they have “failed” if they haven't mastered the language they are learning. There is no such thing as failure in language learning. After all, what is the purpose of language? Language is a tool to get a message across. Don't get caught up with being absolutely...

How to be fluent in Chinese Mandarin in 30 minutes

The short answer is this: Or more likely this: how to get ex girlfriend back For the rest of us – it's likely to be years of Mandarin lessons and lots of hard work. zp8497586rq Share this: Tweet

Language learning tip: Know what you want and practice, practice, practice

People learn languages for a variety of reasons. Some wish to read poetry in another language, others wish to conduct business, and yet others simply want to talk to natives in their travels. Different language learning strategies apply, depending on your motivation and goals. Most people who come to...

Language learning trends at Euroasia

Traditionally, the greatest interest has been in the ‘big four’ European languages (French, German, Spanish and Italian). Euroasia has offered course in six levels in all these languages, together with higher level classes when there has been sufficient demand. In recent years, there has possibly some movement away from European...

Language learning tip: Use words in context

You're far better off remembering fewer words but practicing “in context”. Than to memorise a long list of unrelated words. Our brain pieces words together so you have a far higher chance of remembering words if you learn them in context. It's useful to repeat words you hear out...

France to debate introduction of more English-speaking courses

Didn't realise English was banned in French universities in the first place. Latest from The Telegraph: Plans to ease a ban on the use of English in French universities will be debated on Wednesday with unions threatening to strike in protest at a measure some claim will turn French...

How to encourage students to pursue language learning – tips from teachers

Interesting article in Guardian where modern foreign language teachers share their expertise and tips on how to inspire students to continue with language learning beyond beginner level. Jane Driver, Head of Languages at Hinchingbrooke School. It's no good putting on a languages day at the end of year 9 if we want our...