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Chinese Pinyin or Hanyu Pinyin Overview By: Rosie Wang
Chinese Pinyin is the romanization of the Chinese "written sound". Romanization approximates Mandarin pronunciation with Western spellings and includes a tone mark to signify the pitch of a word.Just like alphabet A - Z to English, Pinyin provides a phonetic alphabet for Chinese and is taught from Grade 1 in ...
10 1 Tips for Faster Fluency By: Minna Shiawase
Have you just decided to learn a foreign language? Do you feel like you're too old? Too young? Not smart enough? Are you enrolled in a class and going nowhere? Is grammar killing you? Do strange words and weird letters make you break out into a cold sweat of confusion?Fear ...
Spanish Prepositions Por and Para The Easy Way to Use Them Perfectly By: Julio Foppoli
When it comes to mastering the uses of POR and PARA in Spanish, there is a very simple, yet powerful approach that can help you in 95 to 98% of the cases and even more.Rather than teaching all the uses of POR and PARA as all teachers do, I prefer ...
English Has Come A Long Long Way By: David Leonhardt
I often wonder what would happen if Shakespeare were to be transported in a time machine to our world today. What would he think? How would he react?Yes, Willie would probably tell me "thou hast too much time on thy hands if thou spendeth it wondering about such ...
Learn Spanish The Horse By: Douglas Bower
The Horse, as I previously wrote, is spoken fluency. I made the point that children, long before they go off the first grade, already have a high degree of spoken fluency in their native tongue before learning the parts of speech or memorizing grammar rules. It is my contention and ...
English Intonation Twoword Expressions By: Frank Gerace
Listen and Learn: The Intonation of Two-Word ExpressionsMany people think that pronunciation is what makes up an accent. It may be that pronunciation is very important for an understandable accent. But it is intonation that gives the final touch that makes an accent correct or native.Intonation is the "music" of ...
Advantages of ELearning Over Traditional Instruction of a Second Language By: Julio Foppoli
Benefits of E-learningWhen it comes to Second Language Acquisition, E-learning has definite benefits over traditional classroom training. While the most obvious are the flexibility and the cost savings from not having to travel or spend excess time away from work, there are also others that might not be so obvious. ...
Pokers Biggest Thrill Slow Playing By: Stephen Todd
What is Slow Playing?Slow playing is a strategy used to deceive your opponents into thinking that you have a weaker hand than you actually have.By initially playing a weak hand, you are giving confidence to your opponents that they may have stronger hands.You are therefore encouraging your opponents to bet ...
Second Language Acquisition in Adult Learners Part 2 By: Julio Foppoli
In our previous mini-article entitled "Second Language Acquisition in Adult Learners" we mentioned that one of the main reasons why adults fail to acquire the language effectively is because they are presented almost exclusively with unnatural samples of language devoid of meaning or communicative goals. They are forced to repeat ...
Direct Objects in French A Helpful Guide By: Annalaura Brown
I A positive sentence with one verb1. Decide what the direct object is. 2. Is it an object and if so is the object masculine, feminine or plural? 3. Is it referring to a person? 4. Remember things = le, la or les 5. Remember people = me, m?, te, t?, nous or vous 6. Replace ...
Peep into the Fabulous World of Dictionaries By: Linda Kate Correli
Lexicography is an important branch of linguistics, which covers the theory and practice of compiling dictionaries. The history of lexicography of the English language goes as far back as the Old English period where its first traces are found in the form of the glosses of religious books with interlinear ...
Learn to Speak Basic Chinese Mandarin Words and Phrases By: Ken Cheong
The Chinese Language and dialectsEach province, each city and even each village speaks their own dialect. There are hundreds of Chinese dialects in China so much so that each dialect speaker is not likely to understand another dialect speaker from another village or city. Fortunately, Mandarin, the official dialect, is ...
Visual Learning MultiMedia in the Classroom By: Michael Hines
Visuals are a great tool to help with student comprehension as well as make for a more exciting class. Unfortunately, not all classrooms are equipped for this type of learning but most schools will have a multi-media room that can be utilized on an ?as needed? basis. In ...
Are Adults Too Old to Start to Learn a New Language By: Julio Foppoli
This is another installment in our series of mini-articles on Language Acquisition.Although it is commonly believed that children acquire a Second language quickly and effectively, research shows that the same could be the case with adults, given certain conditions.The wealth of evidence clearly demonstrates that there is by no means ...
Second Language Acquisition in Adult Learners By: Julio Foppoli
In our previous mini-article entitled "Language Acquisition vs. Language Learning" we mentioned an important distinction in the way in which children acquire their mother tongue naturally, by means of meaningful interactions with their parents in which the focus of every single exchange is communicative in nature.Adults, in contrast, when trying ...
Why Learn Swedish By: Philip Nicosia
Aside from the possibility of living in Sweden or Finland (where Swedish is an official second language), or meeting someone important who knows to speak only in Swedish, you're probably looking for other reasons to convince you to go through the trouble of learning it as a second language. After ...
Learn to Speak Spanish That Should be Your Goal By: Brock Hadley
How long have you been studying Spanish? Between high school and college classes and you own efforts you could easily have a couple years already under your belt. During that time you have likely built up a good Spanish vocabulary along with a basic understanding of Spanish verb conjugation, but ...
Learn French in France By: Jon Lewis
Do you want to learn French? Everyone knows it's just the sexiest language on the planet, and the ability to speak French is a real plus ? if you want to be chic and add a little je ne sais quoi to your life!Well the best place to learn French ...
7 Steps to Better Business English Choosing a Business English Training Program By: Larry M Lynch
His back still a little stiff from the one hour plus flight, Kelly Grant emerged into the maw that is Barcelona's airport. His Dutch was good, his French fair, his Spanish more than passable, and his American English still rang with a twinge of his fluent German. But this was ...
Learn Italian in Italy By: Mindy Prian
You can combine your love of the Italian language with an unforgettable experience in the country where the language is spoken by studying Italian in Italy! Hands-down, the best way to learn a foreign language is to live, work, or study in a native speaking environment. Studying Italian in Italy ...
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