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German

Why Creative Berlin Is An Inspiration To Artists: From 1970s To NOW!

Germany has a long and exceptional artistic history – from Goethe to the Bauhaus movement and far beyond – it’s inspired both Germans and countless artists around the world. Berlin is one of Germany’s most inspirational cities for artists, and not without good reason. Below I’ve explained why Berlin is such an inspiration, covering the…

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How Easy is the German Language to Learn?

If you are an English speaker to learn German in fact is not that difficult. Translating German into other languages isn’t that difficult either as long as the translator has the fluency and knowledge of the source and target languages and is experienced with the subject of the translation required. How quickly you learn German…

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IT Skills Each Online English Teacher Should Have a Firm Grasp On

Technology has slowly crept its way into almost every classroom, compelling teachers to gain IT skills and enhance their way of teaching, effectively engaging and empowering their students. More and more educational technology tools are being developed, helping teachers provide their students with as many learning benefits as possible. However, when it comes to teaching…

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15 Everyday German Words You Won’t Learn From A Textbook

Every language is a fascinating tapestry of words that don’t always have a direct translation to English. Learning a language through a textbook often means you miss out on these words, leaving you with a correct if uninspiring vocabulary. German, in particular, has some great phrases and words that you simply can’t learn from an…

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6 Things You Think Are Helping You Learn English… But Are Actually A Waste Of Time

Have you been struggling to learn English for a while and don’t know why you can’t take the next step? A lot of articles talk about things you should add to your learning plan, but you only have so much time in the day. Instead, I want to focus today on things you should take…

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How To Improve Your Social Media Game If You Teach Online

Imagine a brand new suitcase with a broken handle. You can’t throw it away because it’s new, but can you use it? There’s a saying in Russian about “a suitcase without a handle — heavy to carry, but hard to throw away,” which refers to something we can neither let go nor keep. Does managing…

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Is It Better To Work With Your Own Students, Work For A School Or Build A Profile On A Tutor Site?

When I started my business, I thought I’d be working for language schools. I did work for one briefly, but once I started learning about the world of online teaching, it’s not the road I decided to take. Now, five years later, I only work with my own customers. I’m not going to argue that…

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The 3 Most Effective Ways To Keep Your Learners Engaged

In the world of self-paced online courses, drop off rates amongst learners is very high. A majority gets distracted midway and never really completes the course. Furthermore, as Jennet mentions in her blog, course creators don’t always provide their learners with the structure, support, and motivation required to complete the course. Fortunately, there is a…

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How To Quickly Build And Remember Vocabulary

“How can I remember new words?” “How can I memorise new vocabulary and make sure that I don’t forget everything a day later?” As an English language teacher, I hear questions like these from learners all the time, and as a language learner myself (currently studying Japanese), I’ve even asked them too. Learning and remembering…

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5 Secrets From The Shallow End To Improve Your Listening

Do you like swimming? I do. I love being in the water. I’m a keen swimmer so I’m happy in the deep end, immersed in the water. I can move through it easily. When I got my swimming certificates as a kid, they said “Cara is swimming like a minnow” (a small, agile kind of…

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How NOT to learn English

You probably have seen blog posts with titles like “Ten Tips for Writing Emails” or “Best Sites for Vocabulary Practice.” This time I decided to write about learning English from a different perspective. I’m going to give you five good rules to use if you want to be sure that you will NOT learn English….