April 23rd

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FRENCH PHRASES HIDDEN IN ENGLISH

CHANGES IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Watch TV series in English. It helps.

A good idea to help you develop your listening skills while you enjoy your favourite series.

See what some people reccommend.

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November 5th – Guy Fawkes Night

Characters’ names in literature. Not so easy…

Name: Donkey Shotty.

Pardon? No? Didn’t I get it right? Don Heeoaty? Is that how you say it?

Oh, you mean Don Quixote?Yes! I meant Don Qui … wait, are you supposed to pronounce the “x” or not?

A study shows many people have difficulty pronouncing the names of famous characters right. Read about it here:

European Day of Languages – September 26

 

LANGUAGE QUIZ

 

 

 

TONGUE TWISTERS

Learning languages can improve your health

“Learning a second language can have a positive effect on the brain, even if it is taken up in adulthood, a University of Edinburgh study suggests.”

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-27634990

Language families

More videos in the “Playing with Language” section of TED-Ed

CHILDREN in Spain have too much homework and not enough playtime

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The process of learning comes from the inside outwards and, if education is imposed from the outside on a child, replacing his or her ‘natural stimulation’ or learning, the youngster loses the ability to be surprised by anything, Mme L’Écuyer believes.

“In the end, the child becomes a passive learner and actually becomes addicted to being taught, rather than learning.”

Do you agree?

Read the rest of this interesting article at http://www.thinkspain.com

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