This article was written by Nauzet Armas, from Avanzado 2.
How many times have you thought “if I had spoken English, I’d have obtained that job” or “if I spoke English more fluently, I could travel to anywhere around the whole world”…? Did you know that most of the students at Official Languages Schools succeed passing all the school planning?
The first thing you should know is that learning a language is the most demanded aspect in job interviews nowadays, due to the globalization our society is living. So, you’ll probably need a second or even a third language to get a job because you need to communicate with customers or colleagues from other countries. Companies like Google, Apple, or Coca Cola are opening new headquarters almost every day all around the world.
Moreover, it’s well known that if you want to travel on your own, it would be very interesting the fact that you could get on with the language as you wouldn’t need a dictionary or an automatic translator.
So, If I’ve got you to be interested in learning languages such as English, French or whatever, you might take a look to an Official Languages School like http://www.eoiguia.com. There, you are going to be plenty informed of what you need to sign up so that you can attend lessons and be a multilingual person in less time that you’re thinking about.
Here you can see a link to see the things you can do there:
Don’t be shy and go straight from your mouth to the World!
I know you love the wonderful world of prepositions. So do I. Well, I’ve found these two wonderful presentations about the prepositions we have to deal with and I would like to share them with you. They appear in the web Slideshare, a place where you can find all kinds of slideshows or presentations about different topics. You can also upload your own presentations and share them with the world. I was going to preper a presentation for you, but then I remembered this wonderful site and found them ready for me.
After watching the presentations, you can also practise with some online activities like the ones you can find in the site English as a Second Language, where you can also find great explanations. Here, in the site Eslpartyland you also have more online activities on prepositions.
All this information, apart from you can find in your grammar book and in your coursebook, should be enough for you not to have problems with these prepositions anymore. Bye!
Check after the slideshows because there are even more online activities you can do at home.
This is the first post for Avanzado 2 this year, but I’m sure it can be useful for anybody.
Today we’ve been reading about how successful people face their days. The blog Marc and Angel Hack Life introduces tips to improve your life in a regular basis. Today we have read in class the post titled 11 Ways Successful People Start their Mornings.
Though we’ve been discussing it in class, I would like to know what piece of advice you found most useful.
By the way, why don’t you try to use these tips for your learning experience? What other tips can you share with your mates?
Please share your ideas in the comments section.
I have to tell you that there is not much you can do if you haven’t worked within the year to improve you English, but you still have 2 weeks to practise as much as possible and try to do your best in your final and certificate exams.
As you know, this blog is full of resources thought for our students and for everybody who wants to practise English. I just want to give you some recommendations for these last days:
- Read as much as you can:
- Listen to English everyday, you can check our resources section.
- Watch TV, news, series, etc in English of course.
- Listen to songs in English, when driving, working at home, etc.
- Do exams, you can find many examples here.
What do you do to practise for your exams? Why don’t you leave your answer in the comments section and practise your writing at the same time?
Last March, we published an article talking about the benefits of using busuu.com to learn foreign languages online. Today, we want to talk about this amazing service again because now you can learn English and other foreign languages free with busuu.com with your portable device. If you are new in this blog and don’t know what busuu.com is, just take a look at this blogpost and then read what we have to tell you about this new application.
Eslvideo.com is a site where you can submit or do a quiz based on a video.
Videos are organised in categories, depending on the level of the activity. After selecting a video, you can decide if you want to see these items:
I think Eslvideo.com is a good option to practise your English, because videos and activities are uploaded and created by teachers or people involved in the learning and teaching of English as a Second Language (ESL).
I hope you enjoy it!
In our previous post, we talked about Twitter, saying how to use it in general. Now we are going to take a look to its educative uses. This is a list I’ve prepared with the help of my friend Carlos Martín. I hope you find it useful.
- You can write tweets just for the sake of writing something: to express your ideas to the world or to other students, teachers, friends, family, etc.
- You can read other people’s tweets.
- You can follow famous people: actors, singers, football players, etc.
- You can read the news.
- You can follow events at the same tima they’re happening: conferences, sports, shows, etc.
- You can ask or answer questions related to ESL or to other topics of your interest.
- You can follow interesting people: teachers, esl sites, news, etc.
- You can find interesting information using tags (#esl, #elt, #grammar, etc.).
- You can communicate class information to your teacher or classmates.
- You can find opportunities to work or study in an English speaking country.
- You can make friends.
- You can help others to cope with learning difficulties.
- You can improve your summary skills as well as language accuracy.
- You can find out what other students are doing to improve.
These are only a few options you have with Twitter, but there are many more. Like the ones listed on this article called 100 Inspiring Ways to Use Social Media in the Classroom found in the site OnlineUniversities.com, where you can also find ways to take advantage of social media in class.
If you can think of any other ways to use Twitter , just leave them in the comments section and I’ll add them to my list.