20 Free Online Websites to Practice your English Language Listening Skills

Listening, speaking, reading, and writing – these are your four basic language skills. Two of them – speaking and writing – are referred to as productive language skills. This is because you have to produce something, either in spoken or […]

Extensive Listening – What is it and why (and how) should you do it?

In my last post I talked about intensive listening, so naturally, I’m going to cover extensive listening here. If you read my post about extensive reading, you can probably guess what extensive listening is. There are a lot of similarities. […]

Intensive Listening – What is it and why (and how) should you do it?

A little while ago I posted about intensive reading and extensive reading. Both forms of reading are important to your development as an English language learner, and as your reading skills improve, so will your understanding of English grammar and […]

Bilingual vs Monolingual Dictionaries – Which is Best?

Today I’m going to share with you my views on using monolingual vs bilingual dictionaries for learning English, or any other language. Which is better? Well, just to be clear on what we’re talking about here, a bilingual dictionary has […]

As an English Language Learner, should you Take Advice from Native English Speakers?

It might seem to you that the best source of advice for learning English would be native English speakers, correct? Certainly, many English learners often seek out native speakers of English to ask them for help with certain English language-related […]

How to Sound like a Native English Speaker – Five Tips from Dr. Stephen Krashen

Learning English, like learning any other foreign language, is not rocket science, meaning it’s not actually that difficult. Human beings are naturally able to learn any language. We can even learn a second or third language to the same fluency […]

Taking Notes in English – Part 6 of 7: Review, Revise and Preview Lecture Notes

I’ve so far posted on what tools to use, verbal cues, non-verbal cues, note-taking systems, and shorthand (abbreviations and symbols) for my series on note-taking. What follows is part six, which is about how to revise, review, and preview your […]