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Making Yourself Understood When English is Not Your First Language

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January 3rd, 2008 by admin

By: Sheri Summers

Adapting to another country can be an overwhelming experience by itself, but add the difficulty of working in another language, and you may find yourself feeling like a helpless child. Here are some tips that can help you be better understood when speaking English. Read the rest of this entry »

English Word Stress – Does It Really Matter?

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December 15th, 2007 by admin

English Word Stress – Does It Really Matter?

By: Heather Hansen

Yes and No.

Yes, if you are a non-native speaker speaking to a native English speaker (classified as English speakers from the UK, Australia, New Zealand and North America).

No, if you are a non-native English speaker speaking to another non-native speaker (classified as… everybody else).

Let me explain. Read the rest of this entry »

American And British English – Differences In Vocabulary

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November 22nd, 2007 by admin

By: Manjusha Nambiar

American and British English are very similar. There are, however, a few differences of grammar, vocabulary and usage. The following guide is meant to point out the principal differences between American and British English. Read the rest of this entry »

Public Speaking Stage Fright Quiz

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November 16th, 2007 by admin

Public Speaking Stage Fright Quiz

By: Amanda Blue

A producer had arranged an informal audition for Judy Garland, to be held in the producer’s hotel suite. This was toward the end of the singer’s career. It was for an upcoming Broadway musical. Garland never showed up. Later, she was found huddled in the building’s freight elevator, where she had been for hours.

I wonder if she ever asked herself why she had such stage fright.

And what about you? Read the rest of this entry »

Intonation: An Essential Element of the American English Accent

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November 13th, 2007 by admin

By:  Frank Gerace

Intonation in English.

Intonation, the “music” of a language, is perhaps the most important element of a correct accent. Many 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. Read the rest of this entry »

7 Tips For Public Speaking

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November 10th, 2007 by admin

By: Toon Chooi Tan

Public speaking is an art-form. It may seem like something that some can do
naturally, and some can’t (let’s face it, we have all seen both good and bad
speakers) but there are things you can do to improve your public speaking. This
article contains seven great tips to help you improve your public speaking. Read the rest of this entry »

Which is the Most Difficult Language?

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August 4th, 2007 by admin

We are often asked what is the most difficult language to learn, and it is a difficult question to answer because there are a lot of things to take into consideration. Firstly, as a first language, or mother tongue, the differences are unimportant, so the question of how hard a language is to learn only arises in the area of second language acquisition. Read the rest of this entry »

Three Biggest Challenges Facing an English Learner

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August 1st, 2007 by admin

1. Developing a passion for learning English
All English learners would like to speak English well. They are excited at the idea of being able to communicate in English fluently. However, they usually don’t care about the learning process itself. For most learners, Read the rest of this entry »

Top Ten Ways to Improve Your Communication Skills

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July 26th, 2007 by admin

By Dr. Dorene Lehavi
1) Listen without judgment. The key to good communication is listening well. Save your judging for later after you have heard and understood what was said.
2) Listen with the willingness to be swayed to the other person’s opinion. No obligation to actually being swayed, but stay open to the option.
3) Listen without thinking Read the rest of this entry »

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