Monthly Archives: November 2017

5 posts

Helpful English Links for Students – Week Ending November 26

Featured Link: I wrote a post about how to get better at speaking in English. It’s called, “Talk to yourself in the shower and other ways to get better at speaking in English”. Featured Video: Magoosh IELTS Blog 32 Minutes of English Listening Practice for Beginners How to enjoy Language Learning more by being lousy at it The REAL Reasons Why People Can’t Learn English 5 Ways to Learn English Outside the Classroom (and it’s […]

Helpful English Links for Students – Week Ending November 19

Featured Link: I wrote a post about how to get better at speaking in English. It’s called, “Talk to yourself in the shower and other ways to get better at speaking in English”. Featured Podcast: Rachel’s English Podcast – Taking the IELTS Speaking Test Vietnamese TV Show about English – Crack ‘Em Up Rachel’s English Podcast – Taking the IELTS Speaking Test Dan Hauer Video – Pronunciation mistakes with common brand names / Các thương hiệu […]

Talk to yourself in the shower and other ways to get better at speaking in English

A question I get asked a lot is, “How do I get better at speaking in English?”. In this post, I will talk about creating a self study schedule, finding an online language partner, English clubs and more. It’s really important to say English words, sentences and have conversations in English often. You can do this alone in your bedroom, kitchen or even the bathroom. 🙂 Use the mirror to become more comfortable speaking. Try […]

Helpful English Links for Students – Week Ending November 12

Helpful tip: Let technology help you – Use Duolingo (a fun English learning game) and ELSA (helps you speak English better). Featured video: English Level Test from ABA English App – Learn English with ABA English (iPhone & Android) How to Learn English in America: The Complete Guide to Studying English in the USA Which Way to Times Square? Getting and Giving Directions in English How to reply to ‘How are you?’ (and how NOT to […]

Helpful English Links for Students – Week Ending November 5

Helpful tips: Last night I was talking with my students. I asked them, “How do you get better at English?”. I wanted to know what really works for them when learning English. Below is a list of what we came up with. * Listen to English songs * Read books in English * Watch videos in English on YouTube * Speak with foreigners, friends, teachers and family members in English * Do online English exercises […]