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How to improve your vocabulary

One of the main objectives of students is to increase their vocabulary range in both their professional and personal lives. In this article are some tips on how to improve your vocabulary.

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How to improve your listening skills

Although listening comprehension can be challenging, the good news is that there are ways to practise listening comprehension outside the classroom! Here are two great ways to improve your listening:

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Again and again!

Most students tend to make the same mistakes over and over again! This article we found lists some of the most common mistakes made by students.

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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. We asked our trainers at ECLAT to tell us their favourite series; from comedies to spy thrillers and horror, you’re sure to find something to watch! All series are currently available on Netflix.

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Technology vs English

English has so far been the main international business language but could technology change this? We found an article that talks about the possible future technology may bring us.

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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. We found an article with a few ideas including what to talk about and what to avoid mentioning next time you’re having a pre-meeting coffee with people you’ve never met before.

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Improving your business language skills

Good language skills are essential in business to ensure good communication and avoid misunderstandings when dealing with colleagues, suppliers or clients. We discovered an article about five ways you can improve your business language skills.

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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. We found a tongue in cheek guide explains what the English really mean when they say certain things.

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Emailing

Professional emails have their own set of dos and don’ts and even deciding on the right salutation can be challenging. We found a list of appropriate greetings to help you create the perfect email.

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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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