The disparity between IELTS and TOEFL.

The disparity between IELTS and TOEFL.

Do I need to write either of these exams to secure a scholarship? The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) are international tests taken by non-native English speakers to ascertain their fluency in English language and communication skills. Most scholarships sponsored/awarded by international bodies and…

Consume more authentic learning materials

Consume more authentic learning materials

Dear Language-learning Enthusiast, While it is quite normal to make use of generic resources during the earlier stages of your learning process up until the intermediate level, you will inevitably arrive at a point where these resources just won’t suffice anymore. At this intermediate stage of your learning process, it is in your best interest…

Partner up with native speakers

Partner up with native speakers

Dear Language-learning Enthusiast, At the earlier stage of your learning journey, it is very normal to focus on a more generic form of your target language. It is however not advisable to continue on this path once you have reached the intermediate level on your journey. Once you cross the beginner’s line to the threshold…

Pay attention to all the rules.

Pay attention to all the rules.

Dear Language-learning Enthusiast, One of the problems you could encounter on your learning journey is the unfamiliar form and usage of your language of interest, and this could pose an obstacle in the process of trying to get familiar with basic concepts of the language. For instance, some languages are particular about grammatical genders, others…

It’s ok to feel stuck when learning a new language- Language plateau

It’s ok to feel stuck when learning a new language- Language plateau

At some point in your learning journey, it is quite normal to feel stuck, especially after getting past the initial learning stage to the intermediate level. This is popularly referred to by language learners as the ‘language-learning plateau”. Naturally, at the beginning of your journey, you probably made quick and easy progress, due in part…