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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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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How To Practice English on a Busy Schedule

Life is about priorities. It doesn’t matter how busy your day is. You still manage to brush your teeth, go to work, and eat something. You may not spend a full three minutes ...
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What Americans Really Mean When They Say Things Like “How Are You?”

[ps2id id='start-post' target=''/]You can have all the dictionaries, phrasebooks, and apps in the world and still have no clue what someone really means. Once you’ve mastered ...
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8 Genius Cooking Sites That Will Improve Your English Skills… Wait, What?

You want to learn English quickly but have no time? Cooking, like language, is an essential part of our daily lives. Since preparing meals is something most of us have to do quite ...
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How To Turn Your Media Obsession Into English Practice Gold

English practice can easily be integrated into your daily life. Here’s your new rule of thumb: If you really want to read or listen to something like the news or your favorite ...
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Why Perfecting Your English Can Lead To Lucrative Work Opportunities From Home

Today, almost anyone can make a living from the comfort of their couch with remote work from home. The required tools? A working computer and a high speed internet connection — ...
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What is the best way to learn a new language? Our 5 Best Seller Tips

Is second language fluency one of your New Year’s resolutions? Fabulous. You probably don’t need a recap of how important it is to learn a new language , but you may want a bit of ...
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