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Turkish Course January Updates

Work continues on the Turkish language course and after the Christmas break, it's full steam ahead for the Neptune Team. The first visible improvement came in the form of an updated website for the English version. The site's design is now harmonised with the other...

Keeping up Motivation when Learning a Language

Learning a language should be an enjoyable experience but commitment and dedication are also required. Here are a few suggestions to help keep you motivated at each stage of learning a language. 1. Starting a new language One of the biggest challenges for most people...

Presentation at the Yunus Emre Enstitüsü, Turkey

We are very pleased to announce that we will be presenting our HandsOnTurkish project at the “Uluslararası Türkçenin Yabancı Dil Olarak Öğretimi Sempozyumu” (Symposium for the Teaching of Turkish as a Foreign Language) which is being held at the Yunus Emre Enstitüsü...

HandsOnTurkish Project meeting – Amsterdam

HandsOnTurkish is an interactive, 'hands-on' eLearning course of Turkish primarily for vocational and business learners. The project was awarded European funding based on the growing importance of Turkey on the world stage, the growing Turkish economy and thus the new...

Language Learning Strategies For The Independent Learner

Trainee teachers are often initially guided by a set of principles when trying to design compelling and useful learning materials. There is no reason why these principles can’t also be employed by students wishing to improve upon their independent study techniques....

Trialling the new Business Turkish Course

The new HandsOnTurkish course has been under construction for almost a year, although the development only started in earnest at the start of the summer after the planning stage. After developing the early prototypes which were tested on a small scale, we are now...

Update to the Danish Language Notes

Whilst fixing a small bug in the LearnOasis Danish language notes, we added the function to pause and restart the notes. The language notes can be found in module 5 of every unit and discuss the key aspects of the language used within the dialogues. The notes are...

How to learn Arabic Online?

How to learn Arabic Online? In this article we're going to focus on what it's like learning the Arabic language., particularly online When learning any language, a good place to start is your reason and motivation. Here are a few questions to think about: - are you...

Do you want to learn Turkish online?

Turkey is beginning to emerge as an important trading partner and political force on the World stage. Historically, the country has always been at the crossroads of culture and business, literally bridging Europe, Asia and the Middle-East. Recently, though, the...

Agassiz and the fish by Ezra Pound

Read carefully this story of Agassiz as retold by Ezra Pound in the "ABC of Reading" (1934, New Directions). "The proper METHOD for studying poetry and good letters is the method of contemporary biologists, that is careful first-hand examination of the matter, and...