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The critical difference between “Studying” and “Learning” a language

The critical difference between “Studying” and “Learning” a language

Written by on 20/08/2015 in Curated content

By John Fotheringham of Foreign Language Mastery I am often asked if there any tricks or shortcuts to learning a language more quickly. I always respond with the same answer: The trick to learning a language is to actually learn the language. This may sound obvious, but it points to the fundamental (and so often […]

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5 Ways to Enhance Student Learning Using Free Rice

5 Ways to Enhance Student Learning Using Free Rice

Written by on 09/07/2015 in Curated content

I have a confession to make: I’m addicted to online quizzing games regardless of the topic or content. I get enthralled trying to outwit my Facebook friends and move up the leaderboards, spending more hours than I’ll admit here trying to do so. I’m not the only one either. Millions of people share this same […]

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How to create official exam practices for your language students

How to create official exam practices for your language students

Written by on 10/12/2014 in Blog

We can define five patterns addressed to different school needs. Maybe the most useful and easy to implement is the Intensive Assessment. It is aimed to increase the students practice for the official test. There are some benefits for the school that worth remind: 1. It increases the classroom value time. The teachers can use […]

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5 fast paths to go from classroom teaching to blended learning

5 fast paths to go from classroom teaching to blended learning

Written by on 28/07/2014 in Blog

In the last months we have visited a good bunch of language schools in different countries. One of the common questions, maybe, the most has been: “Ok, I like the idea. How can I start transforming my classroom teaching in some kind of blended learning?” Our answer has been always. “It depends. Which is your […]

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About languages and their teaching

About languages and their teaching

Written by on 14/07/2014 in Blog

Almost all studies and research agree that since the current crisis began, training in most organizations has been reduced by around 40 percent. That call strategic lever for competitiveness has become the overnight and as it did in previous economic uncertainty situations in an “unnecessary expenditure”: the income conditions which, until yesterday, have ensured that was the staple of talent.

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Testing the test with Ascend

Testing the test with Ascend

Written by on 30/06/2014 in Blog

Last week we perform a trial session of testing with our friend David Doyle in his school, Ascend, in Singapore. We want to thank him the opportunity to collaborate and we wish we can go on in the future. The test point us some interesting aspects to be considered.

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How to deal with the 3 main issues in adult language teaching

How to deal with the 3 main issues in adult language teaching

Written by on 17/02/2014 in Blog

In the last weeks I have had the opportunity to discuss with several customers about their main challenges in language teaching for adults. They point to three main ones:  the diversity, the schedule and the loss of motivation. In the open courses you receive different students with different backgrounds, different interests and even different mother […]

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Sincerely, do I speak English?

Sincerely, do I speak English?

Written by on 23/11/2012 in Blog with 0 Comments

This is the big question in job interviews. In my case, understanding, reading and even writing are relatively good, but when I face a native verbally feel at a disadvantage. And in many cases, that’s the difference between getting a job or career or closing a business.

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