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Foreign or native | Linguism | Linguistics, Pronunciation and Phonetics

Foreign or native | Linguism | Linguistics, Pronunciation and Phonetics | learning english | Scoop.it
This may seem heretical for a phonetician, but I've often thought that it is possible to learn a foreign language too well. When I was a post-graduate student,
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I agree, I do believe it is better to speak as a foreigner rather than emulate the English accent unless you are culturally totally in tune with being English, in which case you are then probably a spy! lol

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Migrants who won't learn English to be stripped of housing benefits under Tories - Telegraph.co.uk

Migrants who won't learn English to be stripped of housing benefits under Tories - Telegraph.co.uk | learning english | Scoop.it
Claimants who reject English lessons will lose housing support under Conservative plans to put 'rocket boosters' under current sanctions, The Telegraph learns
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Things You Need to Know About Learning a Foreign Language

Things You Need to Know About Learning a Foreign Language | learning english | Scoop.it
If you don’t speak the local language of your new home, try to learn. You will have ups and downs. Count on it. When I was learning Spanish, I replied “My cat is dead,” to what I later realized was an inquiry about what I wanted for dinner.
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The lesson you never got taught in school: How to learn! (studying techniques)

The lesson you never got taught in school: How to learn! (studying techniques) | learning english | Scoop.it
A paper published in 
Psychological Science in the Public Interest
 has evaluated ten techniques for improving learning, ranging from mnemonics to highlighting and came to some surprising conclusions. 

The report is quite a heavy document so I’ve summarised the techniques below based on the ...

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