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Talk About School in English! 8 Tools for Students and Parents


Have you ever sat in an English class feeling lost and confused?

When I was teaching English in South Korea, I spent most of my spare time studying the Korean language.

I had a stack of textbooks that I would …

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is with These 20 English Idioms About Cash


You take a taxi in New York City and the driver tells you to “cough up $20.”

How do you respond?

Do you start coughing until $20 comes out of your mouth, or do you hand him a $20 …

Game On! The 10 Best Online Games to Practice English


Tell me if this sounds familiar.

I have a friend who just couldn’t get anywhere with English class.

He’s a French speaker from Canada and was studying English as a second language in school. His classes weren’t helping him improve …

The Well-rounded English Learner’s Guide to 7 Different Types of English


English speakers aren’t robots.

Too bad, right?

Wouldn’t it be great if they all sounded exactly like Siri when they spoke?

Unfortunately for English learners, native speakers all have their own unique ways of talking. There are thousands of English

8 English Software Immersion Programs to Help You Get Comfortable with English


We all know how important it is to get out of our comfort zones.

That means we can’t keep doing things that are easy and expect to improve.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t be comfortable while doing difficult tasks.

Get Serious About Getting Fluent: 7 Effective English Intermediate Courses


Making the jump from beginner to intermediate can feel like leaping across the Atlantic Ocean.

You know your verbs. You have the essential vocabulary.

So why is it so hard to understand a simple English conversation?

When …

Journal Time! How to Master Intermediate English Grammar with Just Your Journal


Having trouble with intermediate English grammar?

Do you ever sit in English class and feel completely lost when the teacher talks about grammar?

That is how I felt when I was learning Spanish.

Every time the teacher would …