The fast and effective way to learn a foreign language

Learning a foreign language is never easy for the simple reason that it is exactly that, a new language. 99% of the time and, barring the existence of congenital speech defects, the difficulty in learning a new language is due to the learners’ adherence to the conventions and practices of their first language. We often, […]

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Se habla Español: Pronouns and Verbs

Grammar is the cornerstone of perfecting your skill in a language. Nothing is worse than using an informal term when talking to that very important client and potentially offending them during a business meeting! Last week we explored the nouns and adjectives in the Spanish language. As important as these grammatical units are, it is […]

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Se habla Español: Nouns and Adjectives

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 […]

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Learning the Challenging Chinese Language

Mandarin is a language, or part of a group of languages, spoken by 1.3 billion people worldwide. If you define Mandarin as one language, rather than a grouping, it is the single most spoken language on the planet. Outside of Singapore, it is also spoken widely in China, Taiwan and Malaysia. If you are interested […]

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Writing Japanese: What is Kanji, Hiragana and Katakana

The Japanese language is intricate and fascinating. The tonal qualities of the language are quite unique and the inherent politeness of the Japanese people translates well into its language, which is, in turn, elegant, stylish and drips with respect. The Japanese script evolved from its original Chinese script beginnings to become something that is intrinsically […]

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Singapore: A unique case study

Singapore is a multicultural and multilingual nation with a unique approach to language. Although we have four main languages, English is the unifying lingua franca and is the language in which children are taught. In school, it is compulsory for students to also learn a mother tongue language. There are several reasons for this. After […]

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