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Learning deeply by explaining – The Feynman Technique

Einstein was thought to have said, “if you can’t explain it simply, then you don’t know it well enough.” If you flip this quote around, you get a very powerful study tool: “If you want to learn something well, explain […]

5 tips for learning to speak English at home for free

How can you improve your English speaking skills on your own, without spending any money? Let’s find out! Many of you are likely familiar with the term ESL, which means, “English as a Second Language.” This acronym applies to English […]

What is intensive reading and why should you do it?

English language learners often practice reading in textbooks and language guides, but overall, many learners of English do not regularly practice reading as much as the other skills – listening speaking, and writing. This is a shame, because reading is […]

What is extensive reading and why should you do it?

If you could do one thing everyday that would improve your English language vocabulary knowledge, your reading and writing ability, and even your speaking and listening skills, wouldn’t you do it? According to many studies, you’d also experience increases in motivation, and […]

How Tests are Helpful in Learning English

You probably don’t get excited by the idea of taking tests, do you? But did you know that tests are actually crucial for the language learning process, especially if you’re learning English on your own? In a nutshell, it’s all […]

10 Tips for Writing Effective English Summaries

People summarize all the time in their day to day lives. You might summarize something interesting that you read in the news. You might summarize what happened at a party that your friend missed because she was sick. You might […]

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