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

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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...

Unborn babies can learn languages

We all know that kids can learn languages quicker than adults. But did you know that even unborn babies can learn languages? Talk about starting young… Check out the latest discovery from a Swedish-American team of researchers. “We showed that the foetus during the last ten weeks of the pregnancy...

Tolerance has limits

I’m not a huge follower of Masterchef, but did come across an episode where Raheel the vegetarian couldn’t face up to butchering a duck. I’m usually one to stand up for minority groups, especially those who face discrimination.  Around the world, there are many people groups who do not...