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Having Trouble Getting Native English Speakers to Understand You? These Tips Will Help!

It’s SO frustrating when you know you are saying the correct words in conversation, but you are still struggling to make yourself understood! Don’t get upset, embarrassed or offended, though. Sometimes it just takes a few small changes to where you place stress or intonation in a sentence to help a native speaker understand what …

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Eurocentres Ambassador: Marion Dagot, San Diego

Here you can read the stories of our very first ambassador, Marion! Chapter 2: First day at school! Before I came to San Diego After leaving university 6 years ago, once again  I’m here, back on school benches. To be honest, English classes have never been my strong suit. I have always hated these courses, classical learning …

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Language Learning in Love

In some parts of the world February means dark days and cold temperatures, which is the reason why many dream of idyllic beaches and exciting travel itineraries. All of which you can perfectly do while learning a language abroad. And since February also means Valentine’s Day, let us talk about how even language study stays …

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A Match Made in Heaven

This is a love story between the learning of foreign languages, cultures and places and a young woman from Clermont-Ferrand, France.   Born in the late 80s, Marion grows up with the dream of travelling the world and capturing the most spectacular spots on earth with the art of photography. Today, she gets to do …

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10 English Idioms About Love

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so we thought we’d teach you some handy English idioms that are all about love and romance! Here are 10 phrases to help you charm someone you care about this February 14th. 1.To Fall in Love / To Fall For Someone These phrases are both about the feeling …

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Too Busy to Study? Here are 10 Great Ways to Find More Time in Your Day

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The best way to improve your English is to practise a little bit every day. Even 10 or 15 minutes can make a big difference! The problem is, we’re all so busy. Sometimes it seems too difficult even to find a small amount of spare time to work on your language skills. Here are 10 …

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Christmas with Eurocentres in Paris

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“Paris is always a good idea“, Audrey Hepburn supposedly said once. We agree to this wholeheartedly because Paris is worth the trip not only in the warm sun of spring and summer. Delphine Crevelle, who works as a sales area manager and product manager at the Eurocentres language school in Paris, knows this, too: “Paris …

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Eurocentres video lessons – How do I say yes and no politely?

  ‘Yes’ and ‘no’ are two of the first words you learn in English. To sound polite, it is easy to add ‘please’ and ‘thank you’. For example: Do you want a drink? Yes, please. No, thank you. But there are other, more common ways to do this in English.   Saying ‘yes’:   If …

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What Exactly Is the Holiday Season?

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You may have heard people, companies or advertisers talk about the “holiday season”. For example, “are you going home this holiday season?” or “Save money this holiday season with a discount card from our store!” If so, you might be wondering exactly what “holiday season” means. Don’t people take vacations all year round? And aren’t …

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What to Call Your Friends in English

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The English language has dozens of words for “friend”. These are slightly different depending where you are in the world, how close you are to a person and the context you’re using the word in. So how do you know which one to use? Let’s start with the word mate. This is a very popular …

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