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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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 students. ...
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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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How To Keep Small Talk Comfortable At Work

Small talk helps you build professional relationships. People do business with people they enjoy being around, and those who make good conversation fall into that category. ...
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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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Learn Business English: 10 Phrasal Verbs You’ll Likely Hear In The Workplace

If you love idioms, you’ll get a kick out of phrasal verbs. An idiom has a meaning you can’t figure out from the individual words. Knowing the words “hot” and “potato” won’t help ...
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