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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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Anyone who has ever tried learning a small(er) language can tell you how difficult it is to find good resources for self-study. Unlike English or Spanish, for example, that everyone wants (and needs) to learn, languages with few speakers provide less incentive for developers to create learning tools for. And so good resources are few […]

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When you are a student, then words “exam” and “panic” become synonyms. The problem is that no matter how well-prepared you are, there is still a considerable chance that stress will spoil everything. Each exam is enormous pressure, and it is really hard to perform excellent work in such conditions. This is precisely the case […]

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Finding conversation partners to practise your target language with can be a struggle, especially if you don’t live in a country where it’s widely spoken. But even if you do, it’s hard to find someone to talk to: native speakers are often intimidating for a beginner and language exchanges only happen every so often. Luckily […]

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Teaching is incredibly different around the world. Different educational institutions and countries have a much more diverse system than the one you’ve been studying in, while others face student problems you thought ceased to exist everywhere. Because of this, the world is working hard on overcoming the problems college students face. They introduce technology in […]

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