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Research

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At Virtually Fluent, we’re not just interested in teaching English and understanding the language, but we’re also fascinated by our learners and their ways of learning the English language. We’re constantly trying to improve our teaching methods and understand how learners want to learn the English language and why.

If you have the time, we’d appreciate any responses to our various research quizzes below. All data collected is protected by our privacy policy and solely used for the purpose of language research. If you’re interested in collaborating with us in-depth, please contact us.

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Survey About Tools Used to Learn English

This purpose of this survey is to help us find out which tools are most useful when learning English. Is it more traditional methods like textbooks and academy courses or it more modern methods like online courses or YouTube channels?

Interesting Language News

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Hannah Richardson wrote an interesting article on BBC News about whether gender has an impact on the success of learning languages. (27th January 2020)

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Lauren Turner explores the dreaded hyphen in English in an article on BBC News. She discusses the new trend of hyphenated surnames and whether there’s a right and wrong. (15th January 2020)

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Holly Honderich explains the importance of the apostrophe in English in this article on BBC News. It’s one of the most mistaken parts of the English language. (9th December 2019)