Museum of Knowledge blog, Speak English fluently12052017

How to improve your fluency, learning English, MOK Knowledge news

Students who reach the intermediate level in their language learning often seek an efficient way of optimizing their fluency. The Museum of Knowledge employs several techniques that students can use to improve their English competency. Fluency can only be garnered when a student has mastered the four skills of language learning in English, speaking, listening, reading and writing.

The above elements are tremendously important especially as there are many words in English that are not pronounced in the same way they are written. Take for example the word “through.” This word is pronounced in the same way as the word “threw” but the words have completely different meanings and usage parameters. Threw comes from the verb to throw and is the past tense of that verb. Through is a proposition and adverb and used to describe movement between passages. For example in that context, one would say, “She threw the ball through the window.”

The best way therefore to enjoy full competency when learning English is to ensure that these subtle differences are understood and the correct usage of verbs and adverbs are used. This is one of the most important reasons why reading competency is also so important. When speaking, no one would be able to tell the difference in terms of spelling between the two words threw and through. The only way to understand full usage is by way of context and understanding this context can be executed via reading exercises that show clearly the two differences as well as spelling changes according to the context of the subject area.

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Improve language skills through MOKKnowledge vocabulary exercises

Students who wish to improve their language skills often look for alternative ways to do so than what is the norm. Museum of Knowledge vocabulary exercises are designed to be fun and best able to appeal to students who may find the task of repetition laborious.

There are really no short cuts for language learners and yes, repetition is the key to success. When words are spoken and heard repeatedly this enables students to remember words and phrases or else the student may read the same words over and over until they are remembered.

The Museum of Knowledge starter package for business enables students to access content for 30 days and during this time, students can set their own hours and read as little or as much as they need to. For the business immersion courses, games are also included so that students can further immerse themselves in the language of their choice.

Vocabulary exercises are very much a part of the Museum of Knowledge language learning experience for both intermediate and advanced business language learning. These essential exercises highlight phrases and vocabulary used in certain industries or subject areas. Gamification techniques are an added bonus to the Museum of Knowledge immersion, professional and executive programmes so that students can enjoy the process of repetition whilst learning a language.


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Museum of Knowledge shortlist of the best languages to learn

Learning a language takes time, dedication and resources so students will always want to be sure that they have chosen a language that really suits their purpose. The Museum of Knowledge is often asked which are the priority languages to learn and why and our answer is simple. Students first need to define why their desire to learn a language. If they are likely to be travelling on business widely to English-speaking countries, then of course taking an English language course is essential.

It may also be the case that a language learner may reside in an English seeking country but spend much of his/ her time negotiating with overseas suppliers for which having alternative language skills may be useful. The Museum of Knowledge focuses on eight key business languages, English, Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch, Italian and German. Language learners are therefore encouraged to choose a language of focus depending on their personal needs, aims and objectives.


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Museum of Knowledge guide: How to speak a new language within 6 months

The Museum of Knowledge is often asked how long it talks to earn a new language. For sure this is an important factor to consider for those who are limited by time or resource.

Learning a langue takes a lot of time and dedication and before embarking on the process, language learners need to assess how much time they can realistically dedicate. Many online courses exist as well as immersion courses such as those offered by the Museum of Knowledge. The museum specializes in intermediate language learning and advanced langue learning, however as course can be accessed online at any time, the student is able to ascertain the best time to learn the language.

Is private face-to-face tuition favourable to online language learning forums? Again this question can be more easily be answered by students being honest with themselves about how much time the can dedicate to the process of language learning. A traditional face t face language learning programme must be carried out on a regular basis, once a week, sometimes even twice or three times a week. The purpose for the sessions can e numerous; to improve the language competency f the student so that they can excel in scheduled examinations, prepare for an interview or even to improve language skills for social reasons.

Understanding the purpose of the language learning would identify the key subject areas the student needs to focus on and their subsequent progress. To speak a language within 6 months is possible as long as the students follows structured, immersion courses whereby they will be able to grasp specific vocabulary for defined topics.