Not a grammar geek? Doesn't matter. Using words incorrectly can make you look bad. Here's some help. How well you use words can make a lasting impression on people. Wield those words skillfully and people may perceive you in any number of positive lights–as intelligent, poised, persuasive, funny, to name a few. But even one little grammatical slip […]
Join us for an English Conversation Class over drinks! Each one of these monthly sessions will have a different topic/theme and will take place from 6 to 9 pm. Learn the skill of everyday conversation with these 5 à 7 classes conducted by professionally qualified English teachers, and improve your English skills in one sitting! […]
ESL students quickly evolve and grow into eager, news-thirsty knowledge seekers. Thanks to their language classes, the world has become a little smaller. Your students are taking interest in those popular stories popping up on their social media feeds. They want to know more about the world around them, and they want to use their new English […]
Apprendre une langue étrangère, ce n'est pas forcément évident. Vocabulaire, verbes irréguliers, grammaire, accent… Toute une panoplie de difficultés qui font souvent peur avant même d'avoir commencé ! Pourtant, l'apprentissage d'une seconde langue est source d'enrichissement personnel et permet d'ouvrir de nombreuses portes professionnelles. Voici 10 conseils fournis pas le Huffingpton Post pour faciliter l'apprentissage […]
Merriam-Webster's Dictionary is a free app you can download on your iphone/android to improve your vocabulary. My students appreciate this app for all of its convenient features. I always encourage students to keep a vocabulary notebook they can easily access and read to brush up on their vocabulary. Of course, we all know it is one thing to […]
Riddles or brain teasers are a great way to practice your reading comprehension.
You can practice not just your reading comprehension but read these aloud to another person to practice your pronunciation as well. Being comprehensible is vital to solving any riddle!
Here is one from Einstein: GARDENS
Here are 20 Essential English Idioms for ESL Students 1. (To) Hit the books Literally, hit the books means to physically hit, punch or slap your reading books. However, this is a common English idiom among students, especially American college students who have a lot of studying to do. It simply means “to study,” and […]
The days of long sentences in long paragraphs are long gone. Our readers need to retrieve information fast. An excellent way to help them do this is to lay out information in bulleted lists. Definition: A "bullet point" is an item introduced by a dot ("bullet") or a similar icon, like this: This is an […]
This is an interesting clip, and especially encouraging for English learners who are not advanced and want to become more fluent. Did you know you can develop and improve fluency at any level? This speaker (Paul Nation) confirms that you don't have to be advanced to become more fluent in your conversation. There are effective ways of practising this and it […]
Riddles are a nice and fun way to practice your comprehension. They're great because they're short and sweet, but they make you think for a while. The best part is that you're forced to say the English sentences over and over until you figure it out….or give up (preferably the former). This repetition is great for your practice […]
Abbreviations and Acronyms for Business English Word / Meaning @ at a/c account AGM annual general meeting a.m. ante meridiem (before noon) a/o account of (on behalf of) FYI for your information ASAP as soon as possible ATM automated teller machine (cash dispenser) attn for the attention of approx approximately cc copy to (bcc: blind […]
Learning a foreign language can increase the size of your brain. This is what Swedish scientists discovered when they used brain scans to monitor what happens when someone learns a second language. The study is part of a growing body of research using brain imaging technologies to better understand the cognitive benefits of language learning. […]
Practice Questions for Job Interviews: Can you tell me something about yourself? What do you know about our organization? Why do you want to work for us? What can you do for us that someone else can't? What do you find most attractive about this position? Why should we hire you? What do you look for […]
3 More Do’s And Don’ts When Learning English When acquiring any second language, not just the English language any student must know that there are as many do’s as there are don’ts in the learning process. This means that even the best intentions and work ethic can lead to disastrous results if a […]