10 False Friends in English and Spanish [Infographic]

Is English really that difficult? English is a Germanic language, which means it has lots of similarities with German and Dutch. However, you might be surprised to learn that many English words actually come from Latin. That’s good news for Span... Read More

  • By: Brenda

Myths and Mysteries of the English Language

Learning another language as an adult can be frustrating. We’re problem-solvers. We look for patterns in language and try to formulate rules. Unfortunately, there’s not always much logic to be found in English. In his book , linguist David Crystal ex... Read More

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10 Ways to Improve your English in 2018

Every year is the same. We promise ourselves to eat more healthily, exercise more and save money. It all seems very easy, at least for a week or two. But as January draws to an end, the gyms start to empty and the bars get busy again it’s easy to forget... Read More

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10 English words you need for 2018

Languages are constantly on the move and English is no exception! As technology, culture and politics evolve, we’re faced with the challenge of trying to find new words to describe all these changes. So, every few months, dictionaries like the have to ... Read More

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Catalan Christmas Vs British Christmas

All countries are proud of their quirky traditions and this is no more evident than . In South Africa they eat deep-fried caterpillars, in Germany they hide pickles in the Christmas tree and in Norway they put away the brooms in case they are stolen by w... Read More

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9 Ideas To Kickstart Your Reading

You’ve heard about the four skills: reading, writing, and . Some might be more important to you than others. Although they’re normally tested separately, the four skills are actually interconnected. Reading power   So, even if reading English... Read More

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How to Write the Perfect Business Email

Business is all about communication. Whether it’s colleagues, clients or suppliers, we spend a big chunk of our working lives interacting with other people. There are powerful, new tools out there - like , and - that can help us collaborate on project... Read More

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10 Phrasal Verbs You Should Learn Today!

Why are phrasal verbs so frustrating? It’s like they’ve been sent from the devil to destroy the morale of English language students everywhere. I mean, how can changing one little preposition or adverb affect the meaning of a verb so drastically? No ... Read More

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How to Ace the Cambridge Speaking Exam

Exams are terrifying! The big day is here and after all that studying and hard work, it’s finally time to show what you have learned. If you do well, you will receive that certificate you need for work or university - it could even change your life. C... Read More

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7 Podcasts To Improve Your Listening

Speaking in a foreign language is hard work. Language learners have to think about pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary - and many people know the pain of reading out loud in class very well indeed! But speaking is only half the battle. Listening and un... Read More

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IELTS: Your Ticket to the World

Have you ever thought about dropping everything to go travelling around the world? Today, more and more people are quitting their jobs and travelling abroad to start new lives. In fact, from 2011 - 2014, the number of Spanish workers moving from Spain t... Read More

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6 Language Hacks to Learn English Faster

It’s October and you’ve just signed up for an English course. Maybe you want to pass an official exam. Maybe you need to use English at work. Or maybe you just want to travel the world and have meaningful conversations with the people you meet. Whatev... Read More

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5 Reasons to Learn English in Barcelona

Learning English is more fun when you do it in a fantastic location like Barcelona. Find out why we think this is the perfect place to study! When you close your eyes and think of Barcelona, what do you imagine? Lots will see the Sagrada Familia - Gaudi... Read More

  • By: Brenda