Tagged with Linguistics

December news

December news

This is the time of year when exams finish, the autumn term draws to a close and the Christmas holiday begins. For many, our thoughts turn to festive celebrations, decorations, presents, mince pies — and maybe some Christmas music and a carol or two: Understandably, we are probably all looking forward to a well-earned rest. … Continue reading

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Como aprender más inglés

Como aprender más inglés

Para complementar tus clases particulares de inglés, hay otras actividades que puedes hacer regularmente para ayudarte en tu viaje vital de aprendizaje del idioma inglés. Aquí tienes algunas: ¡Imaginaros! Estudia frases y palabras e imagínate en las situaciones en las que pudiera usarlas. Ve unas series de television – preferentemente en inglés britanico, ya que … Continue reading

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What does the future hold?

What does the future hold?

What does the future hold? An often-asked question, many of us would like to know what the future holds. Although it would be nice to know Saturday’s winning lottery numbers in advance, one thing we can say for certain is that the English language will continue to be important in business, international relations, science and … Continue reading

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Cambridge First Certificate has changed (2015).

Cambridge English: First (FCE)  changes this month, to reflect the latest research in language learning and teaching.   The exam is now about 30 minutes shorter.  It will still cover all the same language skills and tests at the same level as the previous version and has four papers, not five. The ‘Reading’ and ‘Use of … Continue reading

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Are you a primary school teacher?

Anunciaros un nuevo concurso de Cambridge: “The Power of Ideas”.  Se destina a los alumnos y profesores de inglés de centros de educación primaria en España, y también trata de celebrar el lanzamiento de Quick Minds.   El concurso está dotado con varios premios, siendo el primero unos €4.000 que se dedicará a la creación … Continue reading

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What are the easiest and hardest languages to learn?

The following information is published by the U.S. State Department, similar to the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. They publish all sorts of information about other countries and are responsible for embassies etc. Looking at the data, we can see that the easiest languages for English speakers are those that share a common root with … Continue reading

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Reflections on language learning: wáss shí der? wəz ʃi ðeə |

To help students improve their speaking and listening skills, lessons with ‘MiProfe’ are based on modern teaching techniques, using some of the best practises and direct or communicative methodologies.  Historically, until the 1970s and early 1980s the ‘grammar-translation’ method prevailed, when students translated and learnt lots of grammar theory. These days most language schools and … Continue reading

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A relaxing cup of WHITE COFFEE

Okay, let’s ignore the fact that coffee contains caffeine (a stimulant)! Here’s a dance remix which someone obviously spent quite some time editing: There are many articles, comments and videos on the Internet – including some personally cruel ones.  One blog I noticed is altogether more constructive, and offers  suggestions as to how to pronounce … Continue reading

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