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 …
Storytelling is one of the most ancient traditions around the world, and chances are you’ve been asking to hear stories and telling your own stories ever since you learned to speak.
Just as listening to stories is one of the …
When an actor forgets their next line while rehearsing, they can yell “line!” and someone will help them out.
Wouldn’t it be nice if English learners had the same thing?
Like when you’re speaking in English but you …
I’ve never said “It’s raining cats and dogs.”
Not once in my life.
Not seriously, anyway.
And I’m a native English speaker.
“It’s raining cats and dogs” is another way of saying, “It’s raining a lot.” This is often given …
“If you want to learn English, listen to music in English.”
“I knew a guy who learned English just from watching TV.”
Have you heard people say things like this?
If so, maybe it made you feel frustrated.…
Growing your English vocabulary is like growing a garden.
It takes time and effort every day.
You need the right strategies to be successful.
And if you do it well, the results are so rewarding.
In this article, we’ll help …
As a kid, I loved to watch TV?especially English cartoons.
But there were often words and phrases I didn’t understand.
So, I would guess at the meaning from the context and the reactions of other characters. Sometimes, I would …
I’ve always liked learning things on my own, at my own pace.
Some of the best-selling and most-loved books of all time were written in English.
Practice makes perfect…
Use it or lose it…
Yeah, yeah, I have heard that before!
We all know that to improve English, it is important to practice a lot.
But that is not really the most helpful advice for …
Let’s face it: you won’t get fluent without English listening practice.
When I was a new language learner, I mistakenly thought that speaking correctly was all that mattered.
I poured over vocabulary books and grammar guides. I could easily introduce …
As English speakers often say, sometimes “less is more.”
Like when you are using a strong spice, or decorating a small room.
But let’s face it?sometimes more is more.
Like when you are looking for the best English …
Have you heard about “Middle Child Syndrome?”
It sounds like a disease, but it is not.
It is a theory about how middle children (people with both older and younger siblings) often feel ignored.
Unlike the oldest child, they are …
This just in: there’s a great way to learn English while staying up to date on the latest headlines.
Just watch English news videos!
That’s right. You can learn English by news with the 15 great sites …
“Efficiency is intelligent laziness.”
This David Dunham quote offends many people.
We generally think “efficiency” involves working very hard, while “laziness” is the opposite of hard work.
But efficiency is all about saving time and effort. If you’re efficient, …