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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 […]

How to use Google to get better at speaking

You can use Google to get better at English pronunciation (how to say a word). Follow these steps: Search for a word with Google (you can also use Google Dictionary) You’ll see the definition of the word Next to the definition is a speaker icon Click the speaker icon You’ll hear a natural (not robotic) pronunciation of the word After you hear the word, you should say it yourself. Keep saying the word until you […]

Những gì mà tôi học được về Tiếng Anh (bởi Đặng Minh Thúy) / What I’ve learned about English (by Minh Thúy Đặng)

My wife Thuy is from Vietnam. Before we met she didn’t speak English well. We’ve been together for 5 years. In that time she has learned A LOT about English and how to communicate using it. She wrote about how you can get better at English.

Thúy – vợ của tôi là người Việt Nam. Trước khi chúng tôi gặp nhau, tiếng Anh của cô ấy không được tốt. Chúng tôi ở bên nhau đã được 5 năm. Trong khoảng thời gian này, cô ấy đã học tiếng Anh được rất nhiều và làm thế nào để sử dụng tiếng Anh trong giao tiếp. Cô ấy đã viết làm thế nào để bạn có thể cải thiện tiếng Anh.

Classroom games & activities for ESL Teachers

  Playing a game is a great way to end a lesson. Take 10-15 minutes and try one of these with your class today. Most of these games are quick and require little to no preparation. I have a lot more links for ESL teachers here. Quick tip: How to make funny team names: If you’re pressed for time you can just name the teams “team 1”, “team 2”, etc. You can make it more fun […]

Kano Workshop - AngelHack Vietnam 2015

My First Kano Workshop in Vietnam

When you organize a hackathon you meet a lot of interesting people. People who are working on all kinds of fantastic projects. One such person is Yonatan Raz-Fridman. He’s the co-founder of Kano. They created the Kano Kit which is a computer anyone can make (Kano FAQ). Here’s how to make a computer with the Kano Kit. I told Yonatan I wanted to create learn-by-doing workshops in Vietnam. He was excited to help me and he […]