You may be surprised to find out that Italian is the fourth most studied language in the world, but indeed it is. Ahead of Chinese, Japanese and German, Italian confirmed to be one of the most loved languages by foreigners. How to explain this success? We have interviewed some of our students, of different ages and nationalities, and here it is a list of the main reasons why they study Italian.
There is a trend these days about people learning a second and in some cases a third language. What statistic shows is that the second language learned by the vast majority is Spanish. Here are some facts to explain why Spanish has increase its demand in the previous years and will continue with this tendency in the following:
Even though a majority of Asians study Japanese language in order to enter Japanese universities, many Westerners’ main intention is to experience Japan itself, often without particular strong plans for the future. Read more
Je m’appelle Marine Colliot et je suis étudiante en Langues Étrangères Appliquées en anglais et chinois à l’Université Occidentale de Brest, France. J’étudie le chinois depuis le lycée et c’est une langue qui m’attire depuis mon plus jeune âge, grâce à des amis de ma famille qui nous faisaient part de leurs fréquents voyages en Chine. J’ai eu l’occasion de débuter mes études du mandarin au lycée et ce cours m’a tellement plu que j’ai décidé de continuer à l’université. Me voilà maintenant en troisième année de licence et afin d’approfondir mon apprentissage avant de commencer un master, j’ai décidé de partir en Chine et participer à des cours de chinois à Pékin avec l’école de chinois LTL Mandarin School.
Have you been learning English for many years but still get the impression that your English is a little, well, Brazilian? In this article I’ll give you a rundown of the most typical errors made by my Brazilian English language students. I can almost guarantee that you will have made at least some of these errors in the process of learning English… perhaps you’re still making them! I can also guarantee that your English will improve if you can manage to iron them out, as we say.
Why come to a language school to learn English? These days there are so many amazing apps, self-study materials and online courses for learning English that you may begin to ask yourself this question. Well, in fact everything we know about learning a language suggests that the most effective learning still happens face-to-face. This is why location-based learning is the best. Read more
Mandarin learners tend to separate into two opposing groups:
As a Mandarin learner and as a former language teacher, I find myself split between these two groups. Read more