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Are You Shaking Hands “The Right Way”?

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February 23rd, 2008 by admin

By Christopher Edgar

Recently, I read an interesting article about how people are supposed to shake hands in business interactions. According to the article, when you’re shaking hands with someone-unless they’re your superior at work-you should Read the rest of this entry »

Pronunciation and Improving Your Vocabulary

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February 20th, 2008 by admin

By Jarred Tompkins

Mastery of pronunciation is difficult because pronunciation cannot be reduced to a set of definite rules. The English language as we have it today has been built up from many sources, affected by innumerable influences. General rules and principles have been drawn up you will find them at the beginning of some dictionaries. Read the rest of this entry »

Cheap Ways to Learn a New Language

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February 18th, 2008 by admin

By Stan S.

Like to travel? Yeah me too. But it always helps to know the language of the place you are traveling to. Otherwise It will not that be that fun, getting lost, not being able to ask the locals where the best places to visit are, or the best places to party, or whatever you are into. The point I am trying to make is that when you are going to visit a new country, it helps to know the language. Read the rest of this entry »

How To Easily Learn a New Language

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February 4th, 2008 by admin

Author: Steve Dolan

Learning any new foreign language is a challenge. So how do you make it quick and easy? What is the best way for you to learn a new language? Well…. Read the rest of this entry »

Everything You Need To Know About TOEFL

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January 30th, 2008 by admin

By Manjusha Nambiar
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) tests the English language skills of non-native students who want to study or work in countries where English is the language of communication. It is an exam developed by ETS (Educational Testing Service). More than 6,000 institutions and agencies in 110 countries rely on TOEFL scores to select students with the English skills needed to succeed. Read the rest of this entry »

3 Ways To Develop A Great Accent When Learning A Foreign Language

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January 26th, 2008 by admin

By Jim Sarris

Do you have an accent when you speak a foreign language? Is it a bad accent or are you a perfectionist (like me) that can’t stand mispronouncing words? I have a very good accent but I mispronounce words from time to time and, although it never bothers the person I’m speaking with, it drives me nuts! Read the rest of this entry »

American English: Listen and Learn Essential Differences

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January 22nd, 2008 by admin

By: Frank Gerace

In this section we will try to clarify the difference between the voiced consonants and the unvoiced consonants.

If you want to master English pronunciation you have to able to distinguish between these two types of consonants. This is necessary for you to learn the proper pronunciation when you learn new vocabulary. And more importantly you need to know the difference between voiced and unvoiced consonants to be able to pronounce the words of English correctly. What makes one consonant be voiced and another not? Read the rest of this entry »

When is the Best Time to Learn a Foreign Language?

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January 21st, 2008 by admin

By: Jorge Chavez

The best time to learn a foreign language differs from person to person and with circumstances. Still, it is possible to make some useful generalizations. 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 »

Using Poetry to Help With Pronunciation

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August 1st, 2007 by admin

By: Josie Whitehead

The problem with the English language is “pronunciation” because what you see in English is not necessarily what you say.

Take for example the following words: Read the rest of this entry »

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