So this post started out as being a self-help article on how to get over post vacation depression and I won’t lie, I was thinking more about how I could help myself than how it could help others. But as it turns out, it seems that there isn’t that much ‘help’ out there and what… Continue reading Post vacation depression and none of the answers
Halloween is upon us. Here are a few adjectives to help you express yourself during the scariest time of the year. Adjectives help us to describe something in more detail and make descriptions more interesting. Can you incorporate some of these words into your conversations or English classes? And if you would like to know… Continue reading Halloween Vocabulary
The history of halloween. The jury is out on the history of Halloween or Hallowe'en, a contraction of All Hallows evening. One theory is that it was a pagan celebration of the Celtic Harvest Festival that was later Christianised. Others believe that it was a solely Christian tradition that had nothing to do with pagan… Continue reading Happy Halloween
Here are some autumn words to for you to learn or use in your classroom.
Modal verbs can be complicated for second language learners mainly as they differ from the use in their own language and more often than not cannot be directly translated making it difficult to apply to day to day language use. Here is a list of the most commonly used modals and when they are used.
When you move to a new country adapting can be hard at the beginning, especially if you don’t speak the language. You work hard to learn the language because you want to fit in but you struggle doing every day mundane things like going to the hairdresser or asking for your favourite cheese at… Continue reading Bilingual Breakdown – how pizza broke me
Improving your writing in another language that is not your mother tongue (unless you are bilingual from birth) is daunting. Here are a few ways to improve your writing in another language. But I warn you! It's not something that you can do overnight. Improvement takes time and dedication. Practice Just like when you… Continue reading 5 ways to improve writing in another language
Learning a language is HARD! Ask anyone who has learnt a second language. Here are a few tips to help keep you on track. 1. Don’t study a language! This might seem a bit extreme. What I mean is study things that interest you in that language. OK, if you are a complete beginner this… Continue reading How to stay motivated learning a language
Learning a language has become very popular as international travel is now not limited to the elite. But most people are under the impression that in a few short weeks they will be chatting away to the cashier at the supermarket or making light conversation at the local pub. Those of us who have learnt… Continue reading 7 ways to optimise your language learning
Emigrating or a year abroad in Spain? Adapting to Spanish life and culture will take time. Here we will give you some key information and advice on how to adapt to your new home. Learn Spanish. If you learn Spanish you will feel more comfortable in your surroundings. I remember my first months in… Continue reading 5 Keys to Enjoying and Adapting to Spain