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The Latest Language Insights from SIMON & SIMON

30 April 2019

Learning a language and its accompanying culture can be an entertaining challenge. It is one thing to conquer the vocabulary and structure your thoughts into grammatically correct sentences, but another thing entirely to understand the idiosyncrasies of a language that […]

23 April 2019

Traditional teaching styles have fuelled the myth about Italian being a challenging language. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

02 April 2019

As James Joyce once said, “a man’s mistakes are his portals of discovery”. It is a fact that we learn from our mistakes, it should therefore follow that mistakes take a significant role in the language learning classroom. Every language trainer has a preferred method of error correction, but it’s always good to mix things up and try something new – take a look at my recommendations.

26 March 2019

What’s a language without words? Nothing. That’s why becoming a superior vocabulary learner is vital if you want to get to grips with your second (third, fourth etc.) language. It’s estimated that in order to be able to get by in a language, you need a ‘survival kit’ of at least 120 words; allowing you to be able to ask for and understand directions, order food, make basic travel arrangements etc. With this in mind, we’ve put together a few handy tips to help you learn new vocabulary in any new language.

19 March 2019

American and British English clearly differ when it comes to the accent and pronunciation; however, there’s more to it than just that. Our resident New Yorker breaks down just a few of the words she still isn’t quite able to add to her daily vernacular. Let’s take a look!

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