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How to learn English in your sleep?

“Learn English in your sleep?” you must be asking yourself that now. But is it true? SEDA College Online investigated this idea that seems so attractive and confusing.

Nowadays we know that this type of learning is almost impossible. Some studies show that even though some people are capable of keeping facts during their sleep, scientists say they could have woken up while hearing the recording.

Besides being impossible to teach things from scratch during one’s sleep, there are many ways, basic and sofisticated, of helping you to consolidate the knowledge acquired while you rest.

‘Manipulating’ dreams

Among many existing experiments to reach this goal, the French noble Marquis d’Hervey of Saint Denys found out better ways to manipulate their dreams through smells.

He showed the same sequence of objects to a group of volunteers while they inhaled an artifical fragance whilhe the other group was not introduced to any smell.

On the following day, 84% of the volunteers that inhaled the fragrance remembered exactly the sequence of objects.

The same approach can make the brain reproduce skills acquired during sleep, reinforcing the English learning.

Scientists opinion

According to the scientist Reiner, we still need to ask ourselves if it would be correct to manipulate people’s memories, even if it is with good intentions.

But the scientist also states that questions like this must not include the interest in learning during one’s sleep.

Reiner says that the ideal in just focusing in relaxing during sleep.


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After studies that showed less than 3% of the population is fluent in English in Brazil, SEDA College Online offers 50% of discount on the annual plan on Black Friday.

Researches show that the whole world reveal that besides not developing a better dominance over the English language, Brazil also went from the 41st place to the 53rd in English proficiency around the world.

The country, which is the biggest in Latin America and counts with the 4th biggest city in the world, kept the low level in knowledge of the language, being that an obstacle for the country’s development.


The online English platform SEDA College Online wishes to contribute massively to the change of the Brazilian statistics regarding the English language.

With the goal of delivering quality content, and making English learning possible to all, in the Black Friday week we are going to offer 50% discount on the annual plan!


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inglês para au pair

The importance of English for Au Pairs

Au pair work is very popular abroad and it is more common for women between 18 and 25 years old, who seek contact with the culture of a different country. Are you thinking about living this experience? Check here the importance of English for Au Pairs and get to know more about the profession!

As an au pair, the student lives with a local family, in their house, taking care of babies and kids, aiding on school homework, feeding them, taking them to doctors appointments whenever necessary.

One of the most attractive aspects of au pair work, besides having direct contact with the language, the job is paid, allowing people to study during free time, go out on days off and get to know better the place where they are living.

No matter the chosen country for the job, it is important to have some knowledge in English, even if it’s basic, it must be good. This happens because the activities done with the family require understanding the parents and what the kids want to reply to their needs and work as well as possible.

READ MORE: The importance of English for bartenders

Au Pair in Ireland

The job is not officially regulated and some families think Au pairs also do housework like cooking, washing and ironing clothes, cleaning the house, for example. Therefore, it is necessary to negotiate and sign the terms and every detail with the family, before getting the job. If possible, formalize in a contract so there won’t be any misunderstood. Still, is a job that is sought by many during an exchange program.

Au Pair in the United States

The job is regulated by the government and the responsible organizations responsible for the activity are committed to the program and offer all the support needed to the participants. The visa for this program allows Au pairs to study as well.

Here, English is already used as a test during the selection process, in which people need to record a video introducing themselves in the language.

Wherever it is, to start your job as an Au pair, it is important to know the specific vocabulary in English used in the house routine and children activities, check some examples:

  • baby
  • newborn
  • toddler
  • crib
  • baby bottle
  •  pacifier
  •  highchair
  • bib
  • blocks
  • baby food
  • rattle
  • stroller
  • wipes
  • bathtub
  • shower
  • towels
  • rubber duckies
  • baby powder
  • diaper/nappy
  •  potty
  • tissues
  •  blanket
  • child, children, kid
  • teenager
  • curfew
  • timeout
  • toys
  •  drum
  •  rocket
  • scooter
  • trampoline
  •  swing
  • slide
  • see-saw
  • sand box
  • merry-go-round
  • puppets
  • snack
  • spooky
  • choo-choo
  • boo-boo
  • tippy toe
  • ring around the rosie
  • hide and seek
  • pink promise
  • nap
  • bunny:
  • puppy
  • tootsie
  • tummy
  • belly buttom
  • goofy, silly
  • naughty
  •  picky
  • teeny weeny
  •  super duper
  • playdate
  •  ops-a-daisy
  • mind your manners
  • nighty nighty

Besides words, the most used sentences must be very well trained:

  • Are you hungry?
  • Do you want orange juice?
  • You have to say “please”.
  • Don’t forget to say thank you!
  • Please, put this down.
  • Pull up your pants.
  • Put your shoes on.
  • Take off your shoes.
  • Don’t throw your toys.
  • Be nice to your brother.
  • Stop crying and use your words.
  • Do you want to go to time out?
  • Please, pick up your toys.
  • Time for a nap.
  • What do you want for lunch?
  • Don’t do that.
  • Let’s go to the playground!
  • Stay close to me.
  • Hold my hand.
  • I’m going to catch you!


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