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Does Age Matter When Learning Languages?

  It’s said that it’s essential to start learning languages as young as possible, but is this really the case? Does age matter when learning languag…

Can You Learn English Without English Classes?

  I first went to Japan in 2005 and taught English in addition to absorbing the culture and seeing the country. Before I left, a British friend told me that I was sure…

How to Improve Your English For Free

By Emily Stallard, owner of Orchid English We often get asked how students can supplement their English classes at their companies and improve their English for free.…

What’s the difference between earn and win?

What’s the difference between earn and win? We hear these words used in place of each other a lot, especially by the professionals learning English who have a Lat…

British Pub Culture and Vocabulary

By Emily Stallard, Owner at Orchid English Time for a cultural post about the UK – British pub culture and vocabulary was a request from Vlad who is a learner of Eng…

How to Make the Most of Your Notes

By Emily Stallard, Owner at Orchid English   Do you make notes in your English classes? I’m always amazed by the number of adults who don’t make notes…

What’s the Difference Between Shade and Shadow?

Do you like going somewhere hot on holiday? Above all you want to enjoy a bit of sun. And then after a while you say… “It’s so hot in the sun! Let’…

Typical Mistake by Spanish and Italian Students: Double Subjects

By Emily Stallard, Owner at Orchid English   This is a post for adults learning English whose first language is a Latin one. In our company English classes around L…

10 Popular Email Abbreviations

Do you send emails in English? Do you receive emails from native English speakers and wonder what some of the email abbreviations mean? Hundreds of modern email abbrev…

5 Common Grammar Mistakes in English You Can Fix Easily

By Emily Stallard, Owner at Orchid English   Over the last month I have been listening to several adult students of English to put together a list of five really co…

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