Learning English

Free Online English Courses: 7 Great Programs that Won?t Cost You a Cent

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, …


Publ.Date : Mon, 07 Oct 2019 13:07:17 +0000

Your Ultimate Guide to the Best English Apps for Beginners

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 …


Publ.Date : Wed, 02 Oct 2019 14:24:43 +0000

Riddles in English: The Secret Key to Improving your English Language Skills

What is something that belongs to you but that everyone else uses?

Hint: It’s not something you can see, touch or hold.

The answer?

Your name!

Your name is something that “belongs” to you alone, but everyone else “uses” it …


Publ.Date : Wed, 02 Oct 2019 12:36:17 +0000

No Time? 12 Very Short English Stories You Can Read in Less Than 12 Minutes

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.…


Publ.Date : Wed, 02 Oct 2019 12:15:41 +0000

Lose the Accent: 8 Excellent English Pronunciation Resources Online

“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.”

“Oh, …


Publ.Date : Mon, 16 Sep 2019 06:25:14 +0000

Once Upon a Time: 8 Easy English Fairy Tales for Learners

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


Publ.Date : Mon, 16 Sep 2019 06:23:03 +0000

It?s Story Time: Listen to English Stories on 8 Wonderful Websites

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 …


Publ.Date : Wed, 11 Sep 2019 07:44:35 +0000

12 Low-pressure Ways to Improve Spoken English Now

Um… line!

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 …


Publ.Date : Mon, 09 Sep 2019 09:14:19 +0000

100 English Idioms with Meanings and Examples

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 …


Publ.Date : Wed, 04 Sep 2019 05:26:52 +0000

Want to Learn English? Here?s Exactly How to Do It

“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.…


Publ.Date : Wed, 28 Aug 2019 09:56:09 +0000

The 8 Best Unconventional English Vocabulary Apps (iOS and Android)

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 …


Publ.Date : Wed, 28 Aug 2019 05:25:49 +0000

The 7 Best English TV Sites Made for Language Learners

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 …


Publ.Date : Thu, 15 Aug 2019 05:46:07 +0000

Gymglish Review: Is This English Language App Worth It?

I’ve always liked learning things on my own, at my own pace.

So when I first decided to learn a new language, I naturally turned to the internet. By being dedicated, setting deadlines and?importantly?using the right language programs


Publ.Date : Wed, 07 Aug 2019 05:08:09 +0000

10 Super Specific Ways to Learn English Reading Now

Some of the best-selling and most-loved books of all time were written in English.

Maybe you’ve already learned about Shakespeare’s plays or Jane Austen’s novels.

Maybe you’ve read modern books from authors such as JK Rowling, Stephen King


Publ.Date : Mon, 05 Aug 2019 05:57:21 +0000

How to Improve English Speaking Long-term

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 …


Publ.Date : Mon, 22 Jul 2019 08:06:31 +0000

Top 12 English Listening Practice Audio & Tests to Improve Comprehension

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 …


Publ.Date : Mon, 08 Jul 2019 05:52:38 +0000

Longer Is Better: 14 English Learning Videos for Hours of Lessons

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


Publ.Date : Mon, 01 Jul 2019 07:51:14 +0000

The 15 Best Online English Intermediate Courses for B1, B2 and Beyond

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 …


Publ.Date : Tue, 25 Jun 2019 04:45:37 +0000

VOA Learning English Alternatives: The Best English News Learning Resources

Breaking news!

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 …


Publ.Date : Mon, 17 Jun 2019 07:23:43 +0000

Learn English YouTube: All the Best Videos to Learn How to Speak English Quickly

“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, …


Publ.Date : Mon, 10 Jun 2019 06:18:32 +0000