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Tips To Improve Your Language Skills, Part 2
July 8, 2022
Tips To Improve Your Language Skills, Part 2 See part one in the previous post.  To continue our discussion on tips to improving your language skills, next up is: Teach Someone Else This may seem strange or even hard to imagine for some people, but it does work! If you feel as if your language […] Read More
Useful Tips To Improve Your Language Skills Part 1
June 14, 2022
Here Are Several Tips To Improve Your Language Skills Part 1: My students often ask me how they can improve their language skills. Of course there are some obvious answers, but sometimes it is not such a simple question. My answer really does depend on the student’s situation, where they live, what their level is […] Read More
The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary
January 11, 2022
In 1998 a book came out that detailed the birth of the first English dictionary which began in 1857.  No joke, there was nothing quite like a “proper English dictionary” before that time. It would take me nearly two decades to discover this book. The book is called The Professor and the Madman: A Tale […] Read More
How Did English Become So…. Unique?
June 16, 2021
Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue, John McWhorter Rarely can I walk through a bookstore without something catching my eye unexpectedly.  I was not looking for this book in particular and had not even known of its existence when I came across it.  It was particularly serendipitous for me as an English teacher to find this book. […] Read More
Create An Immersion Environment, Wherever You Are…
March 24, 2021
It is well known that the best way to learn a language is to move overseas and work or study in the country where that language is spoken. To be around a language every day and all day is the best way to learn a language quickly and with possibly much less effort than if […] Read More