After the recent economic recession of 2008, Ireland’s economy is booming. The country achieved the fastest growing economy in the euro zone for a fourth straight year. As the country is experiencing its most flourishing period in the last 20 years, employers are looking for more and more employees. However, the recruitment of good employees… Read More The top 7 qualities of a perfect employee
How many of YOU reading this article have studied a foreign language? Plenty of textbooks on your shelves. You’ve learnt so many grammatical rules and done hundreds of excercises your whole life. But then, when you run into a tourist asking you where’s the main square of your country, you just get stuck and stutter… Read More Travelling improves your language skills
When we first start speaking a language different from our own, one of the first obstacles that comes our way is the difficulty in being funny. We’ve all been there: in an attempt to appear nice and funny to our foreign interlocutor, we make a joke which receives no reply whatsoever, not even a fake… Read More I MADE A JOKE, WHY IS NO ONE LAUGHING?!
When learning about the process of language acquisition, two approaches are normally distinguished: The behavioural approach and the nativist approach. In this article we are going to explain the different approaches paying special attention to the Critical Period Hypothesis. – The Behaviouristic Approach maintains that children acquire the language through environmental components: learner imitation, practice,… Read More The critical period hypothesis in language acquisition
There are many reasons why English is the overwhelming language in present day music, yet I would state that the fundamental reasons are historical and linguistic. HISTORICAL REASONS The British colonisation began in the 17th century when many people from England, Scotland and Ireland migrated into to the so called “New World”: U.S.A., Canada, Australia… Read More Why music in English is so popular?
This article will explain to you that since each language has its own grammatical rules, alphabet and system of pronunciation, the translation of personal names or names of places can change depending on these rules.… Read More Why we do or don’t translate some proper nouns
A brilliant article that will let you discover why Italian language is so romantic.… Read More Italian is the language of love
What’s the craic with Irish sense of humour?
This article is about Irish sense of humour and commonalities between Irish way of speaking and the Spanish one.… Read More Common features between Irish and Spanish speaking manners