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Many scholarships to study abroad are unused and wasted because the students who could take advantage of them do not fulfill the language prerequisite. In most cases the language required is English. Learning a foreign language has become imperative due to globalization. Now, faced with the possibility of being able to communicate with anybody in the world thanks to the...
It is said that all social animals are able to communicate with each other, whether you refer to insects, like ants or bees; birds, like pigeons or...
You know the story. He was a very good English student; at the language center, he communicated effectively with his classmates and the teacher, he was quite vocal and he’d made individual and group presentations before his classmates in power point, prezi and you name it, and even participated in debates. But when he arrived in the States he...
Reading skills are difficult to develop and students’ problems vary. Here is a list of factors that create some problems for many students and a few aspects to consider in order to tackle them:   Paraphrase Many students are accustomed to providing in their response the information required using the same words as in the questions. This is a problem that they...
Without any doubt, the use of phrasal verbs when speaking can turn out to be a challenge for our Spanish-speaking students. These idiomatic collocations, which native talkers use so naturally in their discourse, are difficult for foreign learners to acquire and, therefore, to deal with. It’s worth then summarizing the reasons why our students find them so difficult and...
    One of the main concerns and deep-rooted wishes we, as teachers, hang onto is for students to start talking as soon as possible. Unfortunately, the barrier most students encounter is their insecurity to communicate in the new language and their fear of losing face before their classmates. Students do not want to sound awkward or silly, so they wait...
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