Author Archive | Brandon Harville

How to Learn Medical English for Healthcare Industry Work

There’s English… And then there’s medical English. Even to native English speakers, medical English can seem like its own, complicated foreign language. If you’re an English learner working in or studying the medical field, it can be easy to …

8 Easy Ways to Learn English with the Bible

Have you ever tried to read an English Bible? Did you end up wondering whether you were actually reading English? As I child, I often wondered why the Bible had all of these strange English words that nobody used in …

Game On! The 22 Best Online Games to Practice English

Online games to practice English changed everything for a friend of mine. Tell me if this sounds familiar. My friend just couldn’t get anywhere with English class. He’s a French speaker from Canada and was studying English as a second …

6 English Exercises Designed for Tourism and Hospitality

There’s a reason Hollywood loves to make hospitality movies. I mean, the world of tourism is definitely not boring. You see exciting places. You meet new (sometimes wild) people all the time. There’s a lot of drama and a …

6 Resources for an Inside Look at English Idioms

“It’s all Greek to me!” We say this when we don’t understand something. Like spoken or written Greek, it just doesn’t make sense to us. And that’s how many English language learners feel about idioms. Idioms are funny, colorful and …

Learn English with Your iPhone and These 9 Apps

I tend to be slower than most people at buying gadgets and new technology. I didn’t get my first smartphone until 2013. It was a 16-gig iPhone 5, which at the time I thought had plenty of storage space.…

10 Exciting Tips for Improving Your English Skills

Have you ever wanted to fall asleep while studying? That’s how I felt when studying Korean. I’d spend hours at my desk reading textbooks until my eyes were tired, memorizing grammar and trying to build my vocabulary. It wasn’t …

6 Great English Vocabulary Books to Accelerate Your Learning

Are you having a difficult time building your vocabulary? If so, you’re not alone. Many English language learners feel that English vocabulary exercises are one of the most challenging parts to mastering English. When I learn a new language, …

96 Super Common English Idioms (With Meanings and Pictures)

Why is it so important to learn English idioms? Well, say you’re in an American bar. It’s loud, but you can hear what people are saying. Someone is talking about hitting books… …another is talking about twisting someone’s …