Sean Laurence

171 posts
I’m an American living in Vietnam. I teach English, organize teacher workshops, run an English club and write about the English language.

Awesome Youtube channels for learning English

Mary is my student. She’s in grade five and she’s 11. One day she asked, “Can you suggest some YouTube channels so I can improve my listening skills?”. I was really happy she asked me that question. Many students don’t want to learn English at home. It’s fun to learn at home! There’s a lot you can do to learn English when you’re not in school. I’m not talking about homework. I’m talking about fun […]

See Earth like you’ve never seen it before / Hãy nhìn Trái đất như bạn chưa từng thấy nó bao giờ

In BBC’s Planet Earth you will see astonishing animals and breathtaking landscapes. It has colorful tropical birds, sightless creatures that survive in dark caves and many more wonderful animals. Some of them you may have never seen before! Trong BBC hành tinh Trái đất, bạn sẽ thấy những động vật đáng kinh ngạc và phong cảnh ngoạn mục. Những con chim nhiệt đới đầy màu sắc, những sinh vật không nhìn thấy được sống sót […]

What is the Hour of Code?

What is the Hour of Code? The Hour of Code is a one-hour coding challenge to give students a fun first introduction to computer science. There are hundreds of one-hour activities in over 48 languages (including Vietnamese) for primary school and up. The activities require no experience. Learn more about the Hour of Code (in English or Vietnamese): www.hourofcode.com Computer science is foundational Computer science is changing every industry on the planet. Every 21st-century student […]

Use MicroEnglish to sharpen your listening skills

This is a guest post from my friend Chris. He runs a website called MicroEnglish. It helps English students to develop their listening skills. Understanding native speakers is one of the biggest challenges you will face as a learner of English. Native speakers talk quickly, pronounce words in unexpected ways, connect words together, and use lots of idiomatic words and phrases which are difficult to understand. Most students really want to improve their English listening […]

Làm thế nào để học tiếng Anh hiệu quả hơn bằng cách nói chuyện với người nước ngoài / How to get better at English by talking with foreigners

Bạn muốn học tiếng Anh tốt hơn không? Bạn muốn thực hành nói tiếng Anh với người bản ngữ không? Bạn muốn học tiếng Anh vì mục tiêu cụ thể nào đó không? Nếu câu trả lời của bạn là ‘Có’ cho một trong những câu hỏi trên, thì bài đăng này chính là dành cho bạn. Do you want to get better at English? Do you want to practice speaking English with a native speaker? […]