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English Spelling Rules: How to Avoid Mistakes

English spelling can be tricky because it is not a phonetic language and words are not written as they sound. Also, they can sound like another word with a different meaning and this can result not only in having difficult words to spell, but also many mistakes in English writing! English spelling rules for vowel […]

24 Feb 2021 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

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Afrikaans

Abbreviations in Afrikaans You Just Have to Know

All language has one central aim: communication - to carry across an idea or message from one person to another, or to persuade an individual to follow a particular course. Although there are many ways in which people communicate with one another - gestures, body- and written language and graphic representation (art for example) - […]

24 Feb 2021 ∙ 10 minutes reading time

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Personal Development

How to Develop Your Interpersonal Skills Online

"Conversation is an art which a man has all mankind for his competitors, for it is that which all are practising every day while they live." Ralph Waldo Emerson Having read about the numerous benefits of interpersonal skills after reading that everyone has the chance of developing their leadership ability, you surely will be looking […]

23 Feb 2021 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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German

German Grammar Rules: Where to Start?

If you are looking for methods to acquire German language basics, there are many ways you could go about this, it all depends on your goals, your time, and your availability. It also depends on the level of language proficiency that you are hoping to achieve. For instance, if you only want to learn a […]

22 Feb 2021 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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German

German: Feminine, Masculine, Neutral Nouns

Before trying to master the gender of words in German, it’s important to remember that in German there are three genders: feminine, masculine and neutral. This can, no doubt, be tricky for those English speakers who are used to only two genders for pronouns! In a nutshell, basic articles for genders in German are: In general, […]

22 Feb 2021 ∙ 8 minutes reading time

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Abbreviations in Afrikaans You Just Have to Know

All language has one central aim: communication - to carry across an idea or message from one person to another, or to persuade an individual to follow a particular course. Although there are many ways in which people communicate with one another - gestures, body- and written language and graphic representation (art for example) - […]

24 Feb 2021 ∙ 10 minutes reading time

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The Funniest Afrikaans Words

Afrikaans, the youngest language in the world! The third-most spoken language in South Africa. A European language spoken in Africa, some would say. These are some of the comments you would come across when enquiring about this language for the first time. Many consider Afrikaans an easy language to learn, once you’ve become used to […]

16 Feb 2021 ∙ 11 minutes reading time

What is applied statistics?

Discovering Applied Statistics Meaning

If you tell someone that you are keen on studying studying applied statistics at university, they are bound to give to somewhat of a shocked expression. The subject, Applied Statistics, seems to describe the word, "jargon" entirely for those who have never been part of the field.  If this subject discipline doesn't ring a bell, […]

11 Feb 2021 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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Ways to Learn All About Statistical Regression Theory

"Statistics: The Mathematical Theory of ignorance." Morris Kline Many people to date still find problems with statistics and facts portrayed in the form of statistics. While George Barnard Shaw had this to say about statistics, "It is the mark of a truly intelligent person to be moved by statistics," other important people like Mark Twain […]

11 Feb 2021 ∙ 7 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 ∙ 6 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

Meals for Health

Healthy Meals for Weight Loss

Are you on a journey to lose weight? Imagine how happy you’ll be if you can look in the mirror with confidence. Knowing you’ve achieved your weight goals, feeling healthy, but also able to say to yourself, “Look how far you have come, I am proud of you.” Let’s not beat around the bush, losing […]

5 Feb 2021 ∙ 8 minutes reading time

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Healthy Foods and Nutrition

Food fuels our bodies. Everything you eat is digested by your body to extract energy and the required nutrients for optimal bodily functions. It’s therefore a fact that if you do not consume the right amount of the correct nutritional foods, your body might be challenged to do what it was meant to do. Finding […]

5 Feb 2021 ∙ 8 minutes reading time

Reading Food Labels

How to Read Nutrition Labels

You are in the supermarket busy buying your week’s groceries. What was meant to be a short trip to the store was becoming a time consuming, label reading fail and an unpleasant shopping experience, to say the least. Calories, saturated fats, sodium - the list goes on. Furthermore, the questions that keep going through your […]

5 Feb 2021 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

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All About Vinyasa Yoga Flow

For most people, yoga is more than just exercise. Today it must be one of the fastest-growing movements and philosophies for life, all around the world, including South Africa. Yoga classes are available everywhere you go and the practices of mindfulness, meditation, and breathing that go with it, have never been more popular. Like most […]

13 Aug 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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Learning English for Non Native Speakers

Learning English for non native speakers can be fraught with difficulties when it comes to things like illogical pronouns, irregular verb tenses, and the exceptions to the many grammar rules. Take the issue of pronunciation for example, which can create some of the most common errors in English usage. You only have to think about […]

24 Feb 2021 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

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English Spelling Rules: How to Avoid Mistakes

English spelling can be tricky because it is not a phonetic language and words are not written as they sound. Also, they can sound like another word with a different meaning and this can result not only in having difficult words to spell, but also many mistakes in English writing! English spelling rules for vowel […]

24 Feb 2021 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

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German Grammar Rules: Where to Start?

If you are looking for methods to acquire German language basics, there are many ways you could go about this, it all depends on your goals, your time, and your availability. It also depends on the level of language proficiency that you are hoping to achieve. For instance, if you only want to learn a […]

22 Feb 2021 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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German: Feminine, Masculine, Neutral Nouns

Before trying to master the gender of words in German, it’s important to remember that in German there are three genders: feminine, masculine and neutral. This can, no doubt, be tricky for those English speakers who are used to only two genders for pronouns! In a nutshell, basic articles for genders in German are: In general, […]

22 Feb 2021 ∙ 8 minutes reading time

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Ultimate Guitar Techniques for the Electric Guitar

Your first step to learning how to play the guitar is to actually own one right? You might already have a Fender, Gibson Les Paul, Cort, Epipone, Jumbo, Telecaster, Stratocaster, Yamaha - or any others. Your guitar options are extensive - however, even for the best guitar players, learning is not always easy! One of […]

15 Jul 2020 ∙ 9 minutes reading time

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Easy Guitar Songs for Beginners

Learning how to play your favourite guitar songs with two hands is not exactly easy, but of course, this is very common! And surely we all agree that to play basic guitar chords and scales, be those major, minor or pentatonic you need two hands! As a new guitar player with enough motivation, it could […]

14 Jul 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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How to Play Guitar

Learning how to play the guitar is definitely a bucket list item for many people. And if you are not musically inclined, or have not learned another instrument before, it could seem like a daunting idea, but don’t worry it could be one of the most exciting things you ever try. Like anything in life, […]

13 Jul 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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Learn Guitar and Play with Speed

As you learn guitar and grow in confidence you will learn new techniques and undoubtedly want to play faster and use guitar tricks to progress even more. Once you have all the techniques mastered, it is likely that you will realise that you don’t play fast enough. And while speed is only one aspect of […]

29 Feb 2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

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How to Develop Your Interpersonal Skills Online

"Conversation is an art which a man has all mankind for his competitors, for it is that which all are practising every day while they live." Ralph Waldo Emerson Having read about the numerous benefits of interpersonal skills after reading that everyone has the chance of developing their leadership ability, you surely will be looking […]

23 Feb 2021 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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Why the Need to Develop Interpersonal Skills?

"I have always been a bit of an introvert. In fact, my dad used to force me to meet people so my interpersonal skills improve." Ashwin Sanghi Far too often you find that one of the considerations of workplace appraisals are employees' interpersonal skills. You do communicate with other employees in the workplace but the […]

9 Feb 2021 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

Break free from Negativity

Positive Thinking Can Change Your Life for Good

Have you noticed that you sometimes have recurring thoughts that bring up negative emotions? Maybe you recently realised that your thoughts are holding you back? Most of us are continually challenged by how we manage our thoughts while we attempt to create the life we want. We observe motivational speakers and successful people around us […]

9 Feb 2021 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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How to Have a Positive Mindset

A positive mind looks for ways it can be done; a negative mind looks for ways it can’t be done? -Napoleon Hill  Positive people tend to enjoy more prosperity, joy and success and this is evident if you look at the high achievers in life. They also had to deal with adversity and hardships. The […]

9 Feb 2021 ∙ 8 minutes reading time

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Useful Academic Support for Students

The education stats in South Africa are still pretty bleak. Only 38.9% of learners who enter the Senior Phase actually obtain a National Senior Certificate at the end of Grade 12. Sometimes the cause for decreasing academic success can be traced back to the Foundation Phase as early on as Grade 1. And when a […]

27 Oct 2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

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Understanding Tutor Prices

Whether it’s the education system as a whole or the syllabus or the school teacher, many learners find schooling a tiresome procedure and this is only made worse when there’s the added challenge of learning weaknesses. Academic support refers to any form of supplemental academics and it doesn’t only apply to those learners who display […]

27 Oct 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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Why Choose One-on-One Tutoring?

The South African matric results may have improved by 3.1% but the truth of the matter is that it’s all relative. An impressive matric pass rate of 81.3% was announced for the year of 2019. But this statistic was quickly put into grave perspective when it was pointed out that the true pass rate was […]

21 Oct 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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The Value of Academic Support

It is estimated that 60% of the youth in South Africa leave the education system with no official educational certification such as a matric certificate to their name. This is troubling news at best. But what can we do to avoid a similar plight for our own children? Nip It in the Bud Learners can […]

19 Oct 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time