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Top 10 ways to learn languages for free online In the real world, it’s not easy to find time to study another language. With your job, family, friends and other commitments, finding time to attend a
There is a quote from American author H. Jackson Brown that goes, “Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another language.” While this is so true, I think the speaker
1478 days ago 1 comments Categories: Learning languages (general) Tags: language learning
When the  Chicago Bulls ran off three NBA championships in a row back in the day, I remember hearing the story of superstar Michael Jordan punching Steve Kerr during a Chicago Bull’s practice because
Can learning languages using a social network like Tonguetide really help improve your language skills? Well, the answer is yes, absolutely - and here's why... Firstly, one of the most important a
1290 days ago 0 comments Categories: Learning English, TEFL Tags: ESL, EFL, grammar, embedded questions
  In part 2 of this GrammarReminder series on embedded questions, let's review how to embed yes/no questions. To see how to embed information questions, check out our post on August 23, 2011.To embed
Many people have heard a friend, family member or maybe just someone in a bar or café speaking another language and thought to themselves, “That’s cool, I must take classes one of these days.” Well
1378 days ago 1 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags: language learning, ebook, free
One of the great challenges for language learners is getting started.  Perhaps a greater challenge however is to keep going.  Too often we run out of steam or energy or motivation or whatever you want
This week the word of the week is inspired by a cat I met last week! I saw this cat and thought it looks 'blissful'! For more info have a look here
So you’ve decided you want to become a teacher of English as a foreign language (EFL). Good decision! Teaching English can be a very rewarding experience and can also lead to a fulfilling career. But
We asked Simon Brewster, Deputy Director General at The Anglo Mexican Foundation, his views on the way that technology is changing the way we teach languages…As far as technology is concerned, there a
We’ve been promising our friends at The Everyday Language Learner that we would review their Guide to Self-Assessment for a while now, so it’s about time we did. If you haven’t checked out the site, h
1362 days ago 0 comments Categories: Lifestyle, Teaching English Tags: teaching, spain
As an expat who’s lived in Spain for a number of years now, in terms of teachers, I’ve met three types of new arrivals:   1) those who use the excuse of teaching English in Spain as a sort of “pa
1363 days ago 1 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags: english, learning, no teacher, esl
Many students of English do not have access to teachers. Once I was doing research with my class whereby they had to fill in a small daily diary. One day they were asked "What new English did you lear
Watching TV or films in the language you are trying to learn is a great way to learn a new language for free. The problem is, you are thrown straight in at the deep end and it can be really difficult
I = Indonesian ; E = English ; M = Mandarin ; J = Japanese ; K = Korea I : Siapakah nama anda? E : What is your name? M : 您 叫 什 么 名 字? Nín jiào shénme míng zì ? J : お名前は何ですか? Onam
I = Indonesian ; E = English ; M = Mandarin ; J = Japanese ; K = Korea I : Halo/ Hai. E : Hello. M : 你 好。 Nǐ hǎo. J : こんにちは。 Konnichiwa. K : 안녕? Annyeong? I : Se
863 days ago 0 comments Categories: Learning English, TEFL Tags: Vocabulary, idioms, ESL, TOEFL
Episode 10 of our vocabulary exercises is ready, and our story continues with the autumn chill arriving and the trees in the neighborhood beginning to show some yellow and red. There are a couple of n
881 days ago 0 comments Categories: Learning English, TEFL Tags: ESL, English grammar, vocabulary
Consider this sentence: Sue is such a fun person to be with, but I think Jim is more fun than Sue. However, I think Ted is the most fun. We don't say "funner than" or "the funnest" although these are
938 days ago 0 comments Categories: Learning English, TEFL Tags: ESL, English grammar, verb tenses
Like the present perfect, the present perfect progressive connects the past with the present. However, the progressive tense focuses more on the action or activity of the main verb, while the present
1027 days ago 0 comments Categories: Learning English, TEFL Tags: English verb tenses, ESL, grammar
The past perfect can be challenging for some English learners. It can be tough to figure out exactly when or how to use it. But it's really not very difficult. Basically, the past perfect tense occurs
1047 days ago 0 comments Categories: Learning English, TEFL Tags: English vocabulary, English idiom, ESL, EFL
Our story continues with our newest exercise at the small guide site. Our main characters, John and Kate, are back from their quick jaunt (short trip) to Chicago. Head over to the small guide site to
1049 days ago 0 comments Categories: Learning English, TEFL Tags: confused words, vocabulary, ESL
The English verbs lie and lay are tricky (can be difficult) and are often confused even by native speakers. I hope this blog post will clear up this confusion for you, and perhaps you can bookmark thi
1181 days ago 1 comments Categories: Learning languages Tags: learning, languages, immersion
Do you really want to immerse yourself in a foreign language but travelling and being ‘location-independent’ isn’t a viable option for you right now? A lot of people who check out language learning b
Learn a new language by watching TV? It seems a little too easy, but researchers are now saying there’s evidence that watching TV is a great way to learn languages. While most people will remember
New ideas for getting the hang of conjugating Spanish verbs Without a doubt, one of the hardest things about learning the Spanish language is understanding how to conjugate verbs correctly.   Many
Hi:  I am so glad we are connected. I am the owner of ABC ESL Canada. I provide English Classes and homestay all year round for all ages and levels.  We even have Business English for adults. You may
1250 days ago 0 comments Categories: Learning languages Tags: Learn, English, Online, small talk
As an English teacher who gives lessons to adult ESL students, I find myself constantly looking for new ways to make the same lesson interesting and memorable. Due to the fact that I mostly teach pr
If you’re studying ESL – English as a 2nd language, I’m sure you’ve had problems listening, or understanding native English speakers. Don’t worry – you are NOT alone! These are the most common c
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