Expat Life In New York - What It's Really Like

“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” - William Shakespeare, Hamlet It’s generally not a good idea to view things in black and white—entirely good or ...
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Expat Homesickness - 3 Ways to Deal with it and Heal from it

You hear the term ex-pat a lot. I’ll be honest. I never really knew what it meant until I started teaching ESL. I associated the term with retirees sipping piña coladas on islands ...
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7 great idioms every language learner needs to know

One of my most motivated students is an advanced ESL student, and we work exclusively on idioms. She’s obsessed with idioms, so much so that now I’m obsessed with idioms. I ...
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Why learning this one English tense will make you sound like a pro

What is typically one of the first tenses taught in English classes but one of the last to be fully and correctly integrated into speaking and writing? It’s the often ...
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5 Simple Rules for Mastering the Difference between Exact and Exactly

I love it when there are similarities between the English language and the native language of the student I am teaching. This happens sometimes with my German-speaking ...
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3 Ways to Take Your English to the Next Level

There is a lot of pressure that comes with speaking a language expertly and articulately. But that’s true for most things; once you become a master at something, people tend to ...
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Do You Want To Build Your English Speaking Confidence? Use Idioms

We’ve all been there—at least anyone who has attempted to master a new language has. You are in a conversation with some English-speaking friends or co-workers, and you have this ...
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