One thing that most learners are concerned about, and that we’ve talked about before, is improving. But, how long does it take to get better at English? It is a difficult question to answer, but there are some guidelines we can give, so that you have an idea of how much you need to work to jump up a level.
What’s the best way to study? In general or, specifically, for a test? Over the years there has been a lot of interest and research into how people learn and remember things from. Here are some tips we have for better studying.
There is a simple secret to learning English faster and better. Reading. Yes, reading!?! And reading a lot! This is called extensive reading and it is probably the best thing you can do outside of language lessons to improve your English. Here we will explain some of the reasons why it is so effective.
There are many good reasons to learn English, one of them is because it has become a global language, the lingua franca. What makes English work as a global language is not just the questionable influence of the British Empire - which has a lot to answer for - but its flexibility, something that has developed due to it’s history.
Japanese learners of English have particular difficulty with pronouncing /L/ and /R/. As this is a particular problem for Japanese English learners we though we’d give you some advice on how to improve your /L/ and /R/ sounds so they sound different.
When learning anything, from English to rock climbing, it can become increasingly hard to measure your progress and see that you are improving. You feel stuck. This can be immensely frustrating and de-motivating. So here are 6 tips to help you know you’re improving.
Christmas is one of those cultural imports to Japan that has lost quite a lot in translation, a long with that strange switch in roles at Valentines Day. To help you learn a bit more about Christmas, here are a few facts about Christmas that you probably didn’t know. Read on to find out:
今週の #WOTW は「back」です。Why? Because we’re BACK after a very long Golden Week. This word is a noun, a verb, and adverb, and an adjective. English is flexible! Are you ready? No? Okay, you can come ‘back’ later, but we’ll just jump into it. First, the noun, then the adverb. We’ll leave the verb and the adjective for next week and the phrases will come after that. Let’s go!