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Hi! thanks for stopping by. We post two or three times a week. All about education, languages and making a difference in children's lives. Check out our most recent posts here or head to the archive to read older posts.

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April 14, 2015

When accents get in the way
Accents in language learning If you are learning a new language or are planning to do so, hiring a private tutor is probably one of the avenues you are considering. But is a language tutor the right move?

Just like most things in life not everything that is available serves everyone the same way. With so many different options out there how do you choose which ones will help you best?... continue reading



March 19, 2015

Is a language tutor right for you?
Language tool kit If you are learning a new language or are planning to do so, hiring a private tutor is probably one of the avenues you are considering. But is a language tutor the right move?

Just like most things in life not everything that is available serves everyone the same way. With so many different options out there how do you choose which ones will help you best?... continue reading



March 12, 2015

How to handle English mistakes like a champion
Handle English mistakes Do you remember what went through your mind the last time you made a mistake in your foreign language? If you're anything like me your first reaction is panic. Ok, panic may be too harsh of a word but most people speaking their second language do have a mental reaction that has a negative impact on the conversation and themselves. What are these reactions?

1. Mental block - Once the mistake has been made and granted, depending on the severity of it, your mind blocks because you immediately try to repair... continue reading



March 9, 2015

Word Bucket - The language learning app for your classroom
No excuses for learning When was the last time you implemented technology in your classroom? When was the last time you, as a student was aided by technology in class? If your school is anything like our English summer program I am guessing apps and technology have been used quite a bit.

The proliferation of language learning apps in recent years has been outstanding. Language learners now stand high above those twenty years ago because technology has allowed us... continue reading



March 6, 2015

Confidence: It's roll and importance in language learning
No excuses for learning What happens to you when you are learning a language and find yourself speaking to someone whose native tongue is your target language? You get nervous, right? Most people in the learning stages feel intimidated when talking to a native speaker. Many factors trigger the intimidation and nerves - and this is an absolutely normal response. However I am here to tell you it is the wrong response and one which you need to abolish right away.

But wait, you may be asking yourself how you can accomplish this when you lack the confidence in your language abilities - after all, those abilities are limited! fair enough... continue reading



March 4, 2015

Language learning - 3 things to do right now to improve your chances of success
No excuses for learning Did you know the #1 reason why adults stop learning a new language is lack of time?

Learning English as a second language is no easy task. Any language poses challenges. The good news is there are always ways to break through these challenges. And languages can - if you are willing to let yourself go - be one of the most exciting challenges to break... continue reading



March 1, 2015

3 ways to use Twitter for language learning
Twitter for English What if I told you that you could improve and even learn a language by using Twitter?

Chances are you have a Twitter account. If you don't, head over to Twitter's main page and create an account. Even if you end up not using it for language learning believe me, it's a great source of news.

Millions of people have accounts and that number grows every day. Kids have them, young adults have them, but more importantly for you, teachers, companies and... continue reading



February 26, 2015

The importance of English camps for ESL students
English camp at Disney Wouldn't you want to give your children a language edge during their summer vacations? I bet you would - and if you are serious about your child's language levels, you should!

ESL students in English speaking countries have a significant advantage in their quest to acquire/learn the language. After all, their environment is all English speaking.

What about students in non-English-speaking countries?... continue reading



February 24, 2015

Bilingual Children - What not to do when raising them
Bilingual Children We all want what is best for our children. But many parents, though well-intentioned, choose the wrong path when speaking to their children in a language other than their native language.

There are different scenarios in which a child is set up to have a potentially great advantage to learning two or more languages.

1. Both parents are native speakers of a certain language (i.e. Spanish) but they want their child to speak a second language (i.e.English).
2. The mother is from a different country than the father in which case child is exposed to two languages at home (ideally).
3. Both parents speak the same language (i.e. German) but live in a foreign country (i.e. United States) and child is born or being raised in the foreign country... continue reading



February 22, 2015

4 ways Hollywood movies help language learners
Hollywood English Pop-culture really is an incredible avenue for non-English speakers to learn, practice and improve their language abilities. English learners have one big advantage over learners of other languages: Most movies, at least the most promoted ones are Hollywood movies in English.

Here are in no particular order 4 ways movies can help students improve and practice their English:... continue reading



February 20, 2015

Summer Camps vs Language Camps
Summer camps vs Language camps The rise of summer camps is more evident every year. They have existed for a very long time and their benefit to children and teenagers are innumerable. Every year millions of kids all over the world attend summer camps. Be it over night camps or day camps they both serve the same purpose: Entertain and aid in children's growth.

A few years ago subject-specific summer camps came along and now they are as popular as ever.

Any type of summer camp is beneficial for your child. And if you find yourself in a dilemma between the two let me assure you... continue reading



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