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LEARNING LANGUAGES IN 50LANGUAGES.COM

August 26, 2012 4 comments

While I am finishing my (voluntary) translation job, I will post one more article. Still about translation, a new world that I am trying to involve in. Days ago, I got job notification from translatorscafe.com that notified me about a proofreading job in 50languages.com. Although my proposal to do that job wasn’t accepted, but I got a chance to visit one more good site that I could review and share it to you here.

Learning Foreign Languages

50languages.com is a site where you can learn all languages freely. You are free to download hundreds audio materials to support you learning any languages, from the very basic verbs and sentences used in daily conversation. When you visit it, you will be directed to a page where you can choose your country first by clicking your country’s map. After you click the map of your country, you will be brought to a page where you can choose languages you want to learn. Your browser or download manager will start download a compressed file contains hundreds audio materials of your chosen language. No more to say, just visit it and enjoy learning every language that you are interested in. Cheers!

 

 

 

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ENGLISH APPLICATION LETTER

January 30, 2011 2 comments

For about 3 weeks ago, my friend asked me the sample of application letter. Then, I became inspired to write an example here. As we know, application letter is a kind of “surat penjualan” which through this, we try to “sell” our knowledge, our experiences, our skills, our services, and our personality. Here are the examples (hope it will be useful for you):

#1 (application letter based on an advertisement)

142, Jalan Kalimantan

Bandung

21th January, 2011

Box 5555

The Indonesian Observer

Jakarta

 

Dear Sir,

With reference to your advertisement for an efficient secretary, I wish to apply this job.

After graduated from secretary academy, I began to work as a secretary in a firm of exporter for whom I worked for two years. Unfortunately they have to stop their activities and I have, therefore, to look for a new job.

I am very good in shorthand and typewriting. For the last six months I worked part-time in an Account Office and have a fair knowledge of book-keeping.

I shall be 25 years of age by the end of this month.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

 

Sinta Miranti

 

#2 (application letter based on information from someone)

142, Jalan Kalimantan

Bandung

21th January, 2011

Box 5555

The Indonesian Observer

Jakarta

 

Dear Sir,

One of the public relation staff, Mr. Tarigan, has told me that you have inquired whether he can recommend one of the students for the post of assistant secretary in your firm. As I shall be leaving the course at the end of this month, he has suggested that I should apply for this position.

I have just completed a 6 months course and enclosed the certificate which I obtained. As you will see I have a speed of 120 words in shorthand and 60 in typing. I know, the principle of accountancy and I am familiar with all types of business correspondence.

In addition I attended the classes in German and French and have a good knowledge of both. I am sure you will not regret to take me as an assistant secretary in your firm because the course I have been joining provides the best preparation for a business career.

I am 21 years of age and live with my parents in this city. I was educated at Senior State High School which I left with the high school certificate.

I should be grateful if you would give me an opportunity for interview.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

 

Sinta Miranti

 

#3 (application letter that we create based on ourselves’ initiative)

142, Jalan Kalimantan

Bandung

21th January, 2011

Box 5555

The Indonesian Observer

Jakarta

 

Dear Sir,

I am talking courage to write to you to inquire whether there is a vacancy in your firm which I might usefully fill.

I have studied management at the faculty of economics which I left in August with a first class honor degree. Last year our faculty arranged a visit to your factory and we were shown over the various departments of it and I was really surprised and decided to work with you if you could hire me.

I fully realize that it is unusual to apply for a position in this way but it is just possible that in a big concern like yours there might be a job where my qualifications could be useful.

If my application interested you, I should be happy to work for a trial period of 3 moths at a nominal salary. I am 23 years of age and an Indonesian nationality.

I hope you will give me the chance of an interview and I want to assure you that I would do my very best.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

 

Sinta Miranti

LEARN 15 OR MORE NEW ENGLISH VOCABULARIES, IS IT POSSIBLE?

November 13, 2010 2 comments

learn englishLearn 15 or more new English vocabularies, is it possible?

All of us believe that learning English will be perfect if we master all English words. So that why, people try to remember English words with many techniques such as memorizing five words from dictionary everyday. Another method which is considered to be the most effective when you want to improve your idiolect dramatically in a short time is based on flashcards. For this, I found a website called MEMOTEQUE, where you can easily learn new vocabulary using ready-made flashcards or just create your own sets. MEMOTEQUE will help you to memorize facts, vocabulary, dates or whatever else you want.

Want to try? Just sign up to MEMOTEQUE. Also try these: www.ego4u.com, www.speaking24.com, www.englishteststore.com

IF ENGLISH STILL TOO DIFFICULT…..

September 28, 2010 Leave a comment

Why does someone who learns English for long time, sometimes still feeling unable to communicate in English?

Some factors can answer that question. They are the lack of vocabularies, unable to understand tenses and their usage, the lack of time and place to practice English, and lack of motivation. But, there are so many things we can do to overcome the problems above. Read more…

HOW TO BUILD A FUN ENGLISH CLASS

September 26, 2010 Leave a comment

Wherever the English teachers meet each other, they talk about their classic problems:

  1. English development in their school, or
  2. How can they motivate their students to be more loving English and being more active in the classroom.

There are so many ways to solve the problems above. And, maybe you (as English teacher) have found the strategies. Strategies to face your passive students or strategies to “lift” your students who feel lack of vocabularies. Read more…

WHAT CAN I DO WITH MY ENGLISH?

September 26, 2010 3 comments

One day someone who had lived in Yogyakarta asked me: I can speak English quite well. But I don’t know how to use it and what I can do with my English. Then I conclude “English: For What?”

The same question might have arisen from your own mind. If I can speak in English well, then what should I do? Or What is the benefits / advantages of English for me? Read more…

CREATING ENVIRONMENT TO START SPEAKING ENGLISH

September 25, 2010 5 comments

learn englishSpeaking English, for some students is something hard. Only few students who bravely want to practice their English. In fact, to make them “speak up” they only need conducive environment that allow them to speak, not an environment that make them feel embarrassed to speak. Conducive environment itself can be created in two ways: personal communication, and English club. Read more…