An Introduction To Spanish Grammar

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When learning a new language, it is always useful to be familiar with its main grammatical units. This constitutes the first necessary step in order to understand and create meaningful speech. Here are the main grammatical elements in Spanish and some useful information about them: Nouns: A noun is a word which is mostly used […]


Dutch Progression The Changes In The Dutch Language In The 20th Century

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The Dutch language is spoken by more than 22 million people, most of them in countries like the Netherlands and Belgium. Given this statistic, Dutch can be considered as one of the more popular languages in Europe. Before the 17th century the Dutch language was not yet standardized. There were many dialects in existence that […]


The Problem Of Illiteracy

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In general terms, illiteracy is an inability to use language — an inability to read, write, listen and speak. Today, it is usually taken to mean being unable to read and write at a level adequate for written communication or at a level that will allow an individual to function at certain levels of society. […]


Learn Spanish Online Amazingly Simple

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The invention of the internet has made everything easier right? You can now shop online, send letters, find information at the drop of a hat, even find your house in satellite pictures on Google Earth. However, you would of course think that as learning a language involves speaking, this is something you would not be […]


Memory Techniques To Boost Your Foreign Language Learning

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Using Mnemonics in Foreign Language Teaching and Learning So how much vocabulary do you actually need to know before you can “get by” and actually converse in a foreign language? That depends on who you ask, as that tends to vary somewhat. In his book, “Using Your Memory”, author Tony Buzan says that a mere […]


How To Learn Spanish Easily

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With the popularity of the Internet has come the opportunity to partake in a plethora of new services. Who would have imagined that you could, for example, learn the fundamentals of the Spanish language from an online course? All you need is an Internet connection and the desire to learn. Providers of online Spanish language […]


Learning French The Easy Way

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Planning to learn a new language? Great idea! After English, French is the most popular language used all over the world. Not only is it popular, but French is also often used in high societies and romantic circles. Learning a new language is always a new challenge. Helping you learn are many resources that you […]


Learn Spanish Quick And Easy

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The first thing I discovered upon my arrival in Caracas was that I remembered much less Spanish than I thought I did. As it had been over five years since I had taken a Spanish course I guess I really shouldn’t have been surprised right? Who can really expect to remember much from a high […]


Teaching English In Brazil The Ultimate Way To Enjoy Everything Brazil Has To Offer

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As the largest country in South America, Brazil is big on business. Their geographical proximity to the United States, as well as their trade agreement with North America, makes speaking English a very important asset for Brazilian citizens. English is taught to all levels of Brazilian students, from childhood on up. Some Brazilian companies will […]


No Smaller Is Better

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Which would be easier for you to memorize? 1.) The entire New York telephone book 2.) A small nursery rhyme If you picked #1, please go away! Scientific studies have shown that we learn best by absorbing small morsels of information, applying them in a practical manner, then building on what we know. As we […]


Learn A Foreign Language By Following Simple But Effective Tips

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In this article I will illustrate the importance of learning a second language for the broadening of one’s life and opportunities. Knowing a second language has it’s benefits and the importance of learning a second language is vastly underestimated. The importance of learning a second language is greater today than ever. As the world keeps […]


Learn The Korean Language

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The Korean language is spoken by more than 70 million people, primarily in North and South Korea. There are a number of native Korean language speakers in several countries, including the United States Australia, Canada, and Japan. The Korean language is made up of an alphabet of 28 characters that have been in used for […]


Practice Phrasal Verbs

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An idiom is a phrase that has a meaning different from the meanings of its parts. Idiomatic expressions are commonly used and understood slang phrases. An essential kind of idiom is the phrasal verb, a verb whose meaning is changed when a second word is added. The second word is known as a particle. Verb […]


18 Strategies For Enhancing Language Skills

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The following strategies are offered for enhancing language skills and managing language challenges. This listing is by no means exhaustive, but rather is meant as a place to begin. Alice Thomas and Glenda Thorne 1. Take the mystery away. The first and perhaps most important strategy is to teach students about the components of language, […]


The Push To Learn Chinese In Our Schools

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Recently, a trend has developed in high schools and communities around the United States. Many people want to or are now learning the Chinese language. This could be a good turn of events, but it can also be problematic. This is particularly so for those who know nothing about Chinese culture, history and the state […]