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Funny Foreign Language Faux Pas

Posted on January 30, 2013 by Q-Admin in

So what exactly is a foreign language faux pas? Well, before we look at foreign language faux pas, lets first define faux pas (pron.: /ˌfoʊˈpɑː/ plural: faux pas /ˌfoʊˈpɑːz/). Have you ever found yourself in a social situation saying or doing something that you realise, in hindsight, you should not have done or said? Perhaps,…

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Improve Foreign Language Learning Skills With Lyrics Training

Posted on December 14, 2012 by Q-Admin in ,

I’ve just stumbled across a great language learning website that you can use to sharpen up your listening, reading and writing skills in a really fun way. At Lyrics Training you can choose any of the uploaded You Tube music videos and select one of three challenge levels: Beginner, Intermediate or Expert.     If you…

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English Learning Tips – 8 Simple Ideas To Boost Your Learning Experience

Posted on December 6, 2012 by Q-Admin in

            The following English learning tips are geared towards all our students studying English with us here at Q Language in Hong Kong. However, that does not mean that they cannot be applied to you if you happen to be studying English at another of Hong Kong’s fine English learning…

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Idiom – Blue Eyed Boy

Posted on September 14, 2012 by Q-Admin in ,

The idiom, blue eyed boy or blue eyed girl, refers to a someone who is liked, admired and often favoured by someone in authority. It is an expression more often used in Britain and Australia than in American English, and is often used with a derogatory or envious tone of voice and/or feelings of resent….

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Using The Internet To Learn English

Posted on December 13, 2011 by Q-Admin in

Nowadays people spend a lot of time online. We shop online. We plan vacations online. We work online. We socialize online. So why not study English online? There are countless resources available to us through our Internet-connected personal computers, and many of these are useful for studying English. I’ve found several free online resources that…

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Are All English Courses The Same?

Posted on November 8, 2011 by Q-Admin in

Many people worldwide need to study English. Of course, different students have different reasons for signing up for English courses. Possible reasons include:   They may want to go to a university where classes are taught in English. They may want to advance their careers or begin new careers that require English. They may need…

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