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7 Tips to Improve Your Listening Comprehension

10 January 2024

Whether you’re learning a new language for travel, work, or personal growth, honing your listening skills will enable you to understand spoken language and engage effectively in a range of forums. In this article, we present seven dynamic tips to help you enhance your listening comprehension in any language.

How Working in a Multicultural Team Enriched My Career

07 December 2023

From South Africa to Brazil, I often greet my colleagues with the phrases they have taught me. Despite its obvious and occasional challenges, there are several perks that come with working in a multicultural team.

Make Sense of Heteronyms, Homonyms, Homographs and Homophones in English

01 February 2022

As you develop your skills – and your vocabulary – in English, you may start to notice that English has many words that look or sound exactly the same but mean something different, which can be pretty confusing. (This tricky quality of English trips up many native speakers too!). In this article, we untangle these similar-seeming words so you can boost your English vocabulary with confidence, whether you are learning the language or want to polish your English language skills.

Out with the Old and In with the New: Festive Traditions and New Resolutions

21 December 2021

’Tis the season to be jolly! In the closing weeks of 2021, the future does indeed seem to gleam a little brighter than it did at the end of 2020, and we truly hope that 2022 is a year of happiness, hope and prosperity for all our readers.

In this festive article, we gaze back to the traditions of celebrations past before looking ahead to the New Year, when learning a new language may be at the top of your list of resolutions. But how to follow through and keep to your good intentions? We offer some sound advice to help you start as you mean to go on.

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