The Pareto Principle for language learning means is you need to focus on learning the 20% of knowledge that is going to be 80% useful to you.

Hacking language learning 101

Yet, language hacker Benny Lewis has built a whole business around becoming fluent in as little as 3 months! While there are no such things as shortcuts, there are ways to improve your language learning efficiency. Many of us want to learn a new skill, hobby or language, but often the big barrier is time.  […]

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To truly master a language, you need to find ways to integrate language learning into everyday life.

How to keep in touch with a language on a daily basis

Learning a new language takes dedication and consistent practice. Textbooks are helpful but not enough. To truly master a language, you need to find ways to integrate language learning into everyday life. Learn the vocabulary you use on a daily basis, pick up real expressions and adopt the textures and details of the culture of […]

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The difficulties of the English language could make it the hardest language to grasp

English can be understood through tough thorough thought

With our current health pandemic causing widespread frustration and angst, we thought we’d take a break from our usual articles this week and do something more light-hearted!  Let’s face it: English is a crazy language. There is no egg in eggplant or ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins were not […]

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Your baby’s first words can tell you how their brain works

Your child’s first language includes more than words

If we look to the UNESCO, a child’s ‘Mother Tongue’ language is the first language learned in the home from older family members. Today, many of us view multilingualism as a means of geographical and economic mobility or migration. Indeed, multilingualism increasingly appears to be the new global norm. In Singapore, particularly, multilingualism is part of […]

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Which languages are good to learn for the future?

Languages that will dominate in the next 50 years

Today, we speak a variety of languages around the world. But as technology and globalization brings us closer together, it is projected that about 30 years from now, the languages of the future will be dominated by the major languages of today. If you’re looking to learn a new language that you want to use […]

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Earn extra money as a foreign language tutor or interpreter

Language as recession-proof employment

With the circuit break upon us, many of us have either been stood down or forced to take a lower pay during this trying time. However, all hope is not lost.  If you’re looking for a recession-proof career, that you can easily take in up an office or from the comfort of your home, then […]

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