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The language of maths

Succeeding in mathematics (maths) depends greatly on how well you speak the language of maths.

Tips for learning vocabulary

The key to learning a new language is building up your vocabulary.  Here are some tips for learners of English to learn new words. Read, read, read   The more you read -- especially novels, but also magazines and newspapers -- the more words you'll learn. As you read...

Who needs a school dictionary these days?

It’s easier to just google it, right? Wrong! Google may have the facts you’re after, but chances are the language expressing those facts is not suitable for your child’s age group, education phase1 or literacy level; and does not have the subject vocabulary as...

Taking a thematic approach to learning a new language

In South Africa, most children are required to learn a second language (called the First Additional Language – FAL) at Foundation Phase level (Grades 1-3). For the vast majority of non-English HL speakers in our multilingual society, that FAL is English as from Grade...