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How to improve your listening skills?

How to improve your listening skills? A lot of trainees feel that their listening comprehension is not very good and very often one of their main objectives is to improve their listening skills! Although listening comprehension can be challenging, the good news is...

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Phrasal verb of the Week: « To carry out »

Phrasal verb of the week : "Carry out" Phrasal verb: Carry out Meaning: To do a particular piece of work, research Translation: Entreprendre, gérer, réaliser Example: Our engineers carry out big scale projects  (Nos ingénieurs gèrent...

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How to ask for things politely in English?

How to ask for things politely in English? It’s important to be polite when making requests in English and this means being less direct! Here are some tips to help you sound more polite in English: Use could and would when making offers or asking...

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Again and again!

Again and again! Most students tend to make the same mistakes over and over again! This artcile lists some of the most common mistakes made by students - do you make any of these ?   Click on the link to find out more [button...

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Phrasal verb of the day: « To branch out »

  Phrasal verb of the day: "To branch out" Meaning: To start doing something new or different Translation: Se diversifier, élargir la gamme… Example: The computer company decided to branch out into mobile phones  (L’entreprise informatique a décidé de se...

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ECLAT’s Top series for improving your English

ECLAT’s Top series for improving your English Watching TV series has always been a great way to improve your listening and discover new vocabulary while relaxing. As finding great series to watch has never been easier, we asked our trainers at ECLAT to tell us their...

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Technology vs English

Technology vs English English has so far been the main international business language but could technology change this? Click on the button to find out more [button...

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Talking about nothing: one of the hardest things to do!

Talking about nothing: one of the hardest things to do! A lot of our trainees list making small talk as one of their main objectives when it comes to English language training. Read the article for a few ideas including what to talk about and what to avoid mentioning...

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Improving your business language skills

Improving your business language skills Good language skills are essential in business to ensure good communication and avoid misunderstadings when dealing with colleagues, suppliers or clients. Click on the link to read about five ways you can improve your business...

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Words we love to say and words we hate to love!

Words we love to say and words we hate to love! It's definitely true that students like using some words but avoid others; the same is true for native speakers. Read the article for some interesting explanations of this. [button...

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Cultural Differences

Cultural differences The English have a reputation for being indirect which can often lead them to say one thing when they really mean something different. We think we are being very polite but others view this as hypocritical. This tongue in cheek guide explains what...

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Emailing

Emailing Professional emails have their own set of dos and don'ts and even deciding on the right salutation can be challenging! Is ' Dear Mrs. Robinson' too formal? Is 'Hi Anne' much too friendly? Click on the link to find out how to use appropriate email greetings...

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Total immersion

Language immersion is a fantastic aid in learning any new language! Using the language every day, all day in real life situations like work, shopping or chatting to colleagues and neighbours is a real boost to your fluency!

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Presentations in English

Delivering presentations in English can be very stressful, especially in front of managers or clients! Here are three tips to make presenting easier…

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