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Speak Your Mind! – “Storytelling for effective learning” by Dan Manolescu.
“You don’t need to be an orator to tell your audience a nice story. What you need is something that people will understand, follow, and remember for a long time“.Continue reading “Storytelling for effective learning”
The origins of the English language
It is no great surprise that Great Britain’s nearest neighbor has had perhaps the greatest impact on the English language. Much of the recognizable English language today has its origins in French, with some estimates suggesting that as much as 30% has French roots.READ MORE
In honor of Kobe Bryant, one of the greatest basketball players of all time, we wanted to bring you a special audio lesson where you will learn English online with Kobe Bryant and his Oscar-winning short film “Dear Basketball”.
We hope that this will bring you some inspiration, and that you will learn some things that will help you not only in English, but also in life.Continue reading “Learn English online with Kobe Bryant’s Dear Basketball”
British English is much like the people of Britain themselves: down-to-earth and full of character. We compiled the list of our favorite British phrases, 25 of them, that we believe will confuse anybody who didn’t grow in the UK. These phrases aren’t just handy for holding a conversation though – they’ll also give you an insight into just how the Brits tick!READ MORE
There are many different methods for teaching the alphabet, and ways you can make it fun for the students; here is our FuNTASTIC way: READ MORE
The nice thing about language is that it changes to reflect the times. The Internet has spawned lots of funny English words. Sometimes we also coin our own words and phrases for new things. Most of these new words are portmanteaus, which is the term that describes a word that’s constructed by taking some parts of two words, and making a new one. This is also known as a blend in linguistics.READ MORE