Note Taking in English – PART 2 of 7: Verbal Cues

In my last post I went over what tools you should use when taking lecture notes. Hopefully, you learned that it’s not ideal to write down everything you hear because you’ll be too focused on the task of writing instead […]

Taking Notes in English – PART 1 of 7: Tools

In this post I’m diving into the first post of seven in a series about note-taking in English. If you’re learning English at university through content-based instruction, you’ll definitely need to know how to take notes. How do you take […]

Online Reading Resources for Self-Study

The more you read, the better you become at reading. Pretty obvious, right? But the wonderful thing about reading in a foreign language is that not only will you gradually improve your reading speed and comprehension, but you’ll also learn […]

Delivery skills for presentations & speeches in English

Delivery refers to HOW you present your content – it’s everything about your speech EXCEPT the meaning of the words you say. If you have a beautifully prepared presentation, but do not deliver it well, your audience may not be […]

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 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 […]