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Can you learn English with an app?

Can you learn English with an app?

Most language learning apps promise you will become fluent in a new language very quickly. Whilst they may be good at helping complete beginners learn basic vocabulary and grammar, they do not give you the confidence to put your new language skills into action or help you progress to intermediate and advanced levels.

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How to widen your English vocabulary quickly

How to widen your English vocabulary quickly

Learning new words and phrases, and being able to use those you already know in a suitable context, will help you feel that you are making progress. Here are 5 strategies that will help you widen your vocabulary and improve your confidence.

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How to overcome negative self-talk when learning a language

How to overcome negative self-talk when learning a language

Do you ever tell yourself ‘I’m too old to learn English’, ‘I’m not progressing fast enough’, or ‘My English is so bad I shouldn’t speak with native speakers’? Negative self-talk is a normal stage for both beginner and intermediate language learners. Here are 9 strategies you can use to overcome those barriers.

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Top 8 fun Christmas films to learn English

Top 8 fun Christmas films to learn English

Some films have been shown so often at Christmas that they have become classics. Whether it is your first time, or your fifth time watching these, they are an enjoyable way of practising your listening skills during the festive season. Here are our top Christmas films.

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Top 10 TV series to learn English

Top 10 TV series to learn English

Watching TV shows is a great way to improve your English, whether alone or with friend and family. Using English subtitles as support will help you expand your vocabulary, and seeing the words written down means that you are more likely to remember them. When you get more confident you can switch off the subtitles to focus on developing your listening skills.

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