Author Archive | Em Casalena

Should You Use the Hello English App? Read This Review First

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The first time I ever studied a language, I had an app for everything.

I had one for writing and reading, another for conversations with native speakers and another for speaking and listening practice.

The results were very effective!…

How to Improve English Listening Skills: 8 Practice Tips That Work

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Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you’d have preferred to talk.

This Doug Larson quote is great life advice, but it’s also helpful for anyone who wants to improve English listening skills.…

9 Free & Affordable English Online Courses You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner

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I’d love to take an English class!

Let me just check my schedule…

Oh.

Sometimes, it’s just not possible to take an in-person class to learn English. Between work, family and everything else that we value in our lives, finding …

Learn English on Android: 6 Addictive Apps That Make It Easy

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How handy is it that we can learn just about anything from the palm of our hand?

With just your Android device, you can learn how to cook, how to repair that broken bookshelf and even how to speak …

Priceless English Learning (Literally): 9 Sites to Learn English Online Free

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Want to have your cake and eat it too?

That’s how English speakers say, “have all the good stuff, all at once.”

Unfortunately, it doesn’t work with cake. Once you eat the cake, you don’t have it anymore. You’ve got …

Howzit! 17 Uniquely South African English Words and Phrases

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When you visit South Africa, don’t be confused about the robots in the road.

You won’t see a human-like machine walking past the cars.

“Robot” is simply the South African English term for “traffic light.”

There are lots of …

17 Commonly Mispronounced Words in English: How to Say Them Correctly (With Video)

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English can be so weird.

Why are there so many words that look completely different than they sound?

English pronunciation can be so complicated that even native speakers go their whole lives mispronouncing certain words.

There are probably at least …