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Speak English Fluently Quickly

Even if you are taking English language courses at school, you may still need extra English lessons if you are struggling with certain grammar complexities. There are several ways you could go about this, but if you really want to learn to speak English fluently, one of the best investments you could make is to […]

26 Apr 2021 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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Life Coaching

How You Can Benefit From Coaching for Personal Development

It would be unsurprising if you did not know what personal development coaching was! In its simplest form, personal development coaching is a form of life coaching that is focused on health and wellness, as well as growing one’s talents and abilities. Coaching for personal development can be an extremely helpful way to expand thought, […]

23 Apr 2021 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

Pinterest
Information Technology

How to Upload on Pinterest for Beginners

With billions of pins and over 250million users across the globe, it’s no surprise that Pinterest gained greater popularity over the last couple of years in South Africa. It’s been referred to as a ‘visual search engine’ and is ideal to find visual content that suits your interests and your passions. But what is Pinterest […]

23 Apr 2021 ∙ 12 minutes reading time

Snapchat Beginners
Information Technology

What is Snapchat and How to Use it

When it comes to social media, Shapchat is currently one of the trendiest platforms under tweens and teens. The platform is projected to reach an astounding 400million users by 2024 and it allows users to fully integrate technology into their daily lives as they share moments, when they happen, with their friends and followers. But […]

23 Apr 2021 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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Life Coaching

Business Coaching Courses

Business coaching is a concept that is growing in popularity, so if you are searching business coaching South Africa and do not know where to start, then this article is for you. In a nutshell, business coaching courses are usually aimed at assisting and guiding entrepreneurial types to grow their businesses and leadership skills by […]

20 Apr 2021 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

Pinterest

How to Upload on Pinterest for Beginners

With billions of pins and over 250million users across the globe, it’s no surprise that Pinterest gained greater popularity over the last couple of years in South Africa. It’s been referred to as a ‘visual search engine’ and is ideal to find visual content that suits your interests and your passions. But what is Pinterest […]

23 Apr 2021 ∙ 12 minutes reading time

Snapchat Beginners

What is Snapchat and How to Use it

When it comes to social media, Shapchat is currently one of the trendiest platforms under tweens and teens. The platform is projected to reach an astounding 400million users by 2024 and it allows users to fully integrate technology into their daily lives as they share moments, when they happen, with their friends and followers. But […]

23 Apr 2021 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

Social Media for Beginners

The Beginner’s Guide to Social Media

We live in exciting times where technology has given us all the opportunity to connect online and voice our opinion, even if we’re not in each other’s company. Social media is the amazing intersection between human connection and technology. You can have conversations with your family in different countries, post pictures of your adventures, or […]

7 Apr 2021 ∙ 8 minutes reading time

Twitter

How to Tweet on Twitter

 To tweet or not to tweet ... Is that your question? So, you’ve heard about Twitter, you wonder whether it’s the right platform for you and are looking for some basic guidelines to get you started. Superprof is here to help. Twitter is the social media platform that enables people to express their opinion and […]

7 Apr 2021 ∙ 8 minutes reading time

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Getting Ready to Dance with Dance Exercise Equipment

"It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen." Tiny Pretty Things The above-mentioned quote from the hit suspense dance show, Tiny Pretty Things, makes perfect sense. When it comes to dancing, all the little details count. Just as you need full focus and concentration to correctly perform every dance step, […]

11 Feb 2021 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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Converting Image Formats

When it comes to photography post-production which can include having knowledge of image formats, knowing how to use an image format converter or finding your way around a PNG to JPG converter, there is a lot to know! Regardless of whether you are resizing images or adding filters for social media purposes, there’s a lot […]

17 Jan 2021 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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Photo Storage and Transferring Photos

The art of photography and how this interacts with computer technology has changed dramatically in recent years. This includes the important job of photo storage and how to transfer photos from iPhone to PC. Today, images are used prolifically, everyone with a smartphone is considered a photographer, and never before has the need for cloud […]

16 Jan 2021 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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Photography Lessons for Beginners

Today, with improvements in technology, phone cameras, and digital SLR cameras can turn anyone into a photographer, however, if you are serious about this art form, you should note that there are plenty of photography beginner lessons.  In fact, it is safe to say that in reality, learning photography for beginners is still as complex, […]

14 Jan 2021 ∙ 9 minutes reading time

Resources for yoga

The Best Yoga Documentaries and Yoga Resources

 Yoga is the journey of the Self, through the Self, to the Self – The Bhagavad Gita - Most people associate yoga with stretching, relaxing and gentle movement. Some think of it as an eastern spiritual practice working with energy chakras through mantras and meditation. The truth is yoga is yoga can be none or […]

2 Apr 2021 ∙ 8 minutes reading time

Meditation and Mindfulness

Practice Meditation and Other Mindfulness Habits

Have you ever felt like things become too much for you? You want to run away and you struggle to relax, focus on what you need to do and struggle to enjoy special moments due to ongoing mental chatter? Many of us live in the past or the future and we sometimes forget to stop, […]

2 Apr 2021 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

The best yoga mat

How to Choose a Good Yoga Mat

Yoga is about acceptance, harmony and balance. The meaning of the word yoga is after all ‘to join’ or ‘to unite’. Getting ready for your first yoga class, whether you choose to do an online class or go to a private studio, might leave you wondering whether you need a yoga mat when you are […]

22 Mar 2021 ∙ 9 minutes reading time

Pregnant Diet

Healthy Eating for a Pregnant Woman

Are you currently pregnant or planning to fall pregnant in the near future? A brand new chapter awaits your life and even though you might be incredibly excited, you might also have some questions around the nutritional needs of an expecting mother? With pregnancy, comes responsibility, and one of those responsibilities include a good, balanced […]

4 Mar 2021 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

How do you become a French language assistant?

Become a French Teaching Assistant

“Those who teach must never cease to learn” - John Cotton Dana For native French speakers, there are 1,400 positions available for those desiring to teach French overseas as a language assistant. However, even if you are not a native French speaker, there is nothing stopping you from going abroad and teaching French! With millions of […]

26 Apr 2021 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

What can you do with a French degree?

Teaching French in South Africa

"Boy, those French. They have a different word for everything." - Steve Martin French is one of the most loved and admired languages in the world, which is why it is the second on the list of chosen second languages to learn. As one of the romance languages, it sounds beautiful, but it is also […]

26 Apr 2021 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

There are tutors of all disciplines for all needs, so find the best one for you

How to Choose the Perfect English Tutor

English is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, in fact, just about everywhere you go in the world, if you are able to speak English, you will usually be able to communicate. In terms of its prolific use, it is the most spoken language after Chinese and Spanish. For South Africans, […]

26 Apr 2021 ∙ 8 minutes reading time

Advice for Parents Learning to Speak English with their Children

Learning how to speak English as a second language is one thing, but how can parents who do not have spoken English ability help their children with extra English lessons? In South Africa, where there are 11 official languages, it is fortunate that English, which is the third most widely spoken language in the world […]

26 Apr 2021 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

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Can I Improve My Voice for Singing?

Whether you’re a singing educator or performing in a show, it’s necessary to prevent vocal fatigue, voice loss, inflammation, and sore throats. Most people sing from time to time, especially teenagers, but if you are a professional then you need to know exactly how to look after your voice as a singer. Like any other […]

15 Mar 2021 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

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Taking Care of Your Voice for Singing

If you are serious about your musical vocals, then you might know that taking care of your voice for singing is critical to your success. In fact, losing your voice, or suffering chronic laryngitis, hoarseness, or inflammation of the larynx can completely derail your singing ability. Studies show that women are nearly twice as likely […]

15 Mar 2021 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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How to Care for Your Singing Voice

If you are wondering how to take care of your singing voice and avoid downtime from singing due to losing your voice, hoarseness, inflammation, then this article is for you. Apart from singers, at least 25% of the population use their voices for work: teachers; gym instructors, tour guides, and many others can also struggle […]

15 Mar 2021 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

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How Do You Take Care of Your Singing Voice?

Losing your voice, coughing, a sore throat or laryngitis are some of a singer’s worst nightmares and can cost them important milestones in their career. This is why taking care of vocal cords is essential and if you are asking, how do you take care of your singing voice, this article is for you. Taking […]

11 Mar 2021 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

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How You Can Benefit From Coaching for Personal Development

It would be unsurprising if you did not know what personal development coaching was! In its simplest form, personal development coaching is a form of life coaching that is focused on health and wellness, as well as growing one’s talents and abilities. Coaching for personal development can be an extremely helpful way to expand thought, […]

23 Apr 2021 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

two people stretching out their hands to each other

Business Coaching Courses

Business coaching is a concept that is growing in popularity, so if you are searching business coaching South Africa and do not know where to start, then this article is for you. In a nutshell, business coaching courses are usually aimed at assisting and guiding entrepreneurial types to grow their businesses and leadership skills by […]

20 Apr 2021 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

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What are the Different Types of Life Coaching?

The life coaching industry is thriving. There has probably never been a time in history before where all types of life coaching are in demand. In the past, where stigmas existed regarding taking care of one’s mental health and personal growth, psychotherapy as well as many different types of life coaching, have become both fashionable […]

20 Apr 2021 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

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Working With a Wellness Coach in South Africa

The wellness industry all over the world has literally exploded. Apart from the modalities used by mainstream medicine, more and more people are turning to health coaching for wisdom on how to treat their bodies more holistically. There are many reasons and benefits to using a wellness coach, or a nutrition coach, but the main […]

20 Apr 2021 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

Is online tutoring the way forward?

How Does Online Learning Work?

"What we learn with pleasure we never forget," Alfred Mercier Due to the lockdown rules imposed by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa during the 2020 year, the people of South Africa were homebound. Gone were the days where your tutor could come to your home to provide private lessons for you. You were even unable […]

12 Apr 2021 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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Advice for Tutors on How to Make Lessons Fun for Students

"No significant learning can occur without a significant relationship." James Corner How many tutoring centres have opened up in South Africa over the last few years? How many people have started tutoring children from their homes? There has been a significant rise in the number of private tutors and the number of tutorial centres in […]

9 Apr 2021 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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Educational Apps that Improve the Way You Teach

"When a flower doesn't bloom you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower" Alexander Den Hejer Ask any student today how to play a game on their Ipad or Android devices and they will be able to show exactly how to play the game. Ask the same student how to solve a […]

9 Apr 2021 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

Create happier children

How to Use the Teaching Resources Available to You

Ask any child if he or she goes for tuition and the answer you will get is, "Yes". Children of all ages are enrolled in either private tutorial classes or group classes. For their parents, this certainly is an added expense over and above all the other school-related responsibilities. However, parents feel that children are […]

9 Apr 2021 ∙ 7 minutes reading time