As a child, I could read and understand English perfectly when I heard it, but I couldn’t speak it.
I knew the words and the grammar concepts, but I didn’t have the confidence.
Despite knowing what to say…
You know that bad feeling you get when you avoid doing something?
Like taking out the trash, ironing your clothes, writing an assignment or cleaning the house?
It’s an uncomfortable feeling, isn’t it?
You might be sitting on the couch …
Let me share a secret.
Learning a language becomes significantly easier once you know the grammar rules.
Of course, other things, like a strong vocabulary set and good speaking skills, are important, but once you know and understand how …
Have you ever discovered that you’ve been pronouncing a word incorrectly?
You know the feeling: you hear a native speaker say a word that you thought you knew how to say. It’s a word that you use all the time. …
If I can teach myself a language for free, entirely with nothing but a smartphone, then so can you!
Nowadays, with the variety of language-learning apps available, there’s really no excuse to not know English well.
Whether you’re a …
Did you see the new movie everyone is talking about?
You know the one. Have you seen it?
Had you seen it before it was available on Netflix?
But you are going to see it, right?
People who ask …
Do you know how to learn English verbs?
Study flashcards. Work hard. Travel to America, if you want.
Verbs are everywhere.
To be able to form a single sentence in the English language, you’ll probably need to know at …
You probably look forward to going to a restaurant in your hometown.
Food, drinks, fun atmosphere and time with friends and family. What’s not to love?
But when you visit a restaurant where you have to speak a foreign language, …
I remember trying to haul several textbooks on my walk to and from school every day.
It was impossible to practice my schoolwork at a coffee shop or at the park because the books were just too heavy to take …
Let me tell you a little secret.
There’s a nice trick that can help you learn a language pretty fast.
In fact, I can promise you results within a few weeks.
Sound too good to be true?
Well, let …
Learning a language completely on my own taught me a very important secret.
And I’m sharing it with you.
A language is so much more than just its grammatical rules and basic vocabulary.
Knowing a language well means understanding a …
What if I told you that one thing can completely change your approach to language learning?
This one important thing is the key to learning English.
Do you want to change the way you think about learning?
If you are …
How would you describe the English language?
How about practical (useful)? Diverse? Universal?
Has the word beautiful popped into your head yet?
No? I don’t blame you.
English gets a lot of grief for being a complicated and …
Have you ever heard someone say an English word you didn’t understand?
A word that left you flummoxed?
If you have, you’re not alone!
English has a ton of unique words that you may not be familiar with yet.
I once taught myself an entire language from scratch, for free.
No, it wasn’t my native language. And nobody who lived near me spoke it. Still, I was determined to learn. I looked all around the internet for courses, eBooks, …
If I can learn an entire language on my own from scratch, with just the help of a few apps, then so can you.
And in this post, I will teach you how.
I’ve always enjoyed doing things independently and …
What is something that belongs to you but that everyone else uses?
Hint: It’s not something you can see, touch or hold.
Your name is something that “belongs” to you alone, but everyone else “uses” it …
In our busy, busy lives, we may not always have time to sit down and read a book.
That’s okay! If you don’t have the time to read a book, you can always read a short story (or 12), instead.…
“Get in the fan,” you say. “We’re going out for dinner!”
“The ‘fan’?” I ask. “What are you talking about?”
You sigh. “The fan! You know, the vehicle that’ll transport us from one place to another.”
Once upon a time, there was a dedicated English learner looking for a fun way to practice his language skills.
“But how will I improve my English?” he asked.
The answer came to him through this blog post: English fairy …