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Turn on your Canadian English listening-skills: Tune in to CBC Radio

Canadian English PracticeI am often approached by newcomers for tips on how to improve English listening and comprehension skills. As a language learner myself, I have had my fair share of difficulty mastering regional slang and accent. What’s more, when you are immersed in a language that is not your mother-tongue, it can seem as if everyone around you is speaking at a break-neck (incredibly fast) pace…

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Learning to speak English? Make mistakes!

Young Chinese Woman Using Digital Tablet Whilst Relaxing On Sofa At Home

I am a perfectionist, meaning, I am someone who doesn’t like to make errors. I appreciate the black-and-white, the right or wrong of a situation. However, committing blunders and mispronunciations when speaking a new language is normal, and provides opportunities for learning.

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