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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How to succeed in the international workplace when English is not your first language

You are outgoing, confident, and witty. Your colleagues always compliment you on your speaking abilities and presentation skills. But now that you’re working in an English ...
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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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Wie Sie bei englischsprachigen Terminen glänzen - 6 einfache Tipps

Sie sind perfekt für das Meeting mit ihren englischsprachigen Kollegen oder Geschäftspartnern vorbereitet, haben alle Fakten im Kopf und sind Ihre Präsentation ein Dutzend mal im ...
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Performance Issue or Language Barrier? How to Know.

Recruiting or managing international talent is an important component of today’s global workforce. Large multinational corporations that have a strong base of employees and ...
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5 Good Reasons Why We Should All Care About Employee Engagement

Employee engagement has been a hot topic among HR experts for at least a decade now, yet Gallup reports that about 70 percent of employees are still not fully engaged in the ...
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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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Wie Sie beim Small Talk mit Engländern und Amerikanern glänzen können

„How do you do?“ - wer wurde nicht schon auf diese und ähnliche Weise von einem englischen oder amerikanischen Gesprächspartner begrüßt? Die Antwort darauf fällt vielen jedoch ...
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Does Your Remote Team Lack Trust? Here's How To Build Some.

Trust is a main ingredient in any manager’s recipe for a successful team. When you throw in a lack of face-to-face interactions, time differences, and the geographic distances of ...
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