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Techniques to improve English speaking skills

One day I asked my students: My question was about how they self-study English. Specifically the speaking skill. Some responded with apps, websites or communities. Others responded with offline techniques. The important thing is that STUDENTS find these valuable and helpful. It’s not what TEACHERS think is best for them. Sometimes TEACHERS and STUDENTS are aligned and sometimes they aren’t. And that’s ok. 🙂 Here’s what students use to improve their English speaking skills. APPS […]

Horacio’s Tips for Teaching English to Very Young Learners

My friend Horacio teaches English in Vietnam just like me. I asked him to share some of his thoughts on teaching. I hope this post can help teachers everywhere! You can find Horacio’s blog here. I’ve recently returned to teaching English to VYL (very young learners) and I didn’t want to be overwhelmed with all we had to face last year when we suddenly migrated online with little time for adaptation or training. So I […]

Virtual Worlds Let You Take a Break From Reality / Thế giới ảo cho bạn một khoảng nghỉ thoát khỏi thực tại

Have you ever played a computer game that made you feel like you’re in another world? Bạn đã bao giờ chơi một trò chơi điện tử mà làm bạn cảm thấy bạn đang ở trong một thế giới khác chưa? Maybe you have. Maybe you haven’t. When I was 12 years old I played Ultima VI: The False Prophet. It made me feel like I was in another world. At the start of the game […]

From Nerd to Global Citizen / Từ mọt sách đến công dân toàn cầu

I met Hiep online on Couchsurfing and then in person at a local café. Hiep is currently an Ambassador for Young Global Pioneers in Vietnam. I asked him to write a post talking about his English learning tips and his journey to Africa. If you want to reach out to him for more information regarding his journey to Tanzania and how he has learned English, please find him at hntna1997@gmail.com. Tôi gặp Hiệp trực tuyến […]

How Students Can Improve Their English Speaking Skills / Làm thế nào để các học sinh có thể cải thiện kỹ năng nói tiếng Anh

I have been helping students improve their English speaking skills for eight years. I always listen carefully to how my students use the English language. Here are some solutions to the problems I hear a lot. This post is about communication, pronunciation and grammar. Some things you will learn are: Tôi đã giúp các học sinh của mình cải thiện kỹ năng nói tiếng Anh của họ trong tám năm qua. Tôi luôn lắng nghe […]