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 […]

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 […]

Study Less, Study Smart – Tip 7: Use Mnemonics

A: How do you say “socks” in Japanese again? I keep repeating the word over and over, but I still can’t seem to remember. Why is my memory so bad? B: Actually, there is probably nothing wrong with your memory, […]

Study Less, Study Smart – Tip 6: Practice SQ4R

Have you ever read a page in your textbook, and, even though you understood all the English, realized you don’t remember what you’ve just read? This happens when you’re not engaged with what you are reading. It’s difficult to be […]