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Petrol or Gas?

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As a native British English speaker, I’m always intrigued by expressions that American English speakers use. Sometimes it takes me a while to figure out what they mean! To get…

Malta Magic

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Malta is the place to do tourism & hospitality internships because it has the economy, the industry, the high-calibre education and of course lots of tourists! Oh, did I forget…

English Language Immersion: Do it more – Learn faster!

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It’s essential for English learners to immerse themselves in the language: TV, film (without subtitles!), radio, books, chat or travel to an English-speaking country.  A swimmer improves by getting in…

Language Trips from Cambridge, UK

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Look at the photo! It was a grey day that day in Ely! It was still a great trip though it it’s only 15 minutes by train away from Cambridge.…

We Speak the Same Language!

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High pitch to express politeness, low pitch to mark assertiveness, high/rising pitch to show questions, low/falling pitch to signal non-questions, etc. are common traits across many languages and cultures. We…

Language Headlines

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Recent research shows that the development of language in infant humans and apes is almost identical. Both rely heavily on using gestures as younger babies/toddlers and then move on to…

Quotes for Language Teachers and Students

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‘If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.’ Nelson…