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While the concept of “a word” is surprisingly difficult to define with any accuracy, it still makes sense to divide that nebulous idea into more concrete and manageable categories. One way of doing that is to split words into content and function words. The category names themselves already provide a bit of insight into what […]

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In the introductory article to this series, we covered the state our current education systems are in. From failing to provide literacy skills to match the society’s needs to a rampant lack of trained teachers, the traditional way of providing schooling seems to be going through a rough patch. Facing a growing population and a […]

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You must have heard that one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to learn a foreign language is by watching movies. Is this a real lucky ticket to fluency without effort? Or is this a waste of time? In fact, this sounds pretty appealing: just imagine yourself sitting in front of the screen for […]

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Much has been talked about the impending technological revolution for the education sector. Some even say teaching is the next profession where robots replace humans. Depending on which side of the debate you’re standing, technology is either seen as a magic bullet that will provide every student with a personalised curriculum or as the dystopian […]

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The first time people thought of using computers to help with language learning was pretty much when they first started having computers. Previously called Computer-Assisted Language Instruction and then Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL), the general concept has its humble roots in the 1960s. With the invention of the microcomputer, the CALL technologies moved away from […]

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In today’s world, where a majority of people are multilingual, languages can and do open doors. Just imagine how amazing it would be for you to speak freely with people from different cultures. Sadly, language barriers often make such communication difficult. To solve this, many monolingual adults have resolved to learn other languages. Some do […]

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The process of learning something new requires an individual to pay full attention for them to truly acquire it. However, learning a new language is different from studying other concepts that you know. You need to memorize and make sense of unfamiliar sounds, finally working your way to producing those sounds yourself. That’s the short […]

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Proofreading is an essential skill that everyone should master. Even if your job has nothing to do with writing reports or any kind of paperwork, we interact with people regularly and having poor punctuation and orthography can often make us look pretty unprofessional — something we have to avoid at all costs. But what happens […]

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