If you’ve ever taken a foreign language communication class, chances are you’ve had to introduce yourself briefly more than once in that language. Usually you do it just to break the ice (or to help you get to know your […]
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 […]
Public speaking is scarier than death for many people, but most of us need to do it. If you’re formally studying anything, you’re probably going to have to make a presentation at some point, right? Presentations that are too low […]
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 […]
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 […]
A few posts ago I wrote about rejoinders and offered some basic ones that you can use to show interest, happiness, sadness, or surprise. Here are some more rejoinders to express agreement, understanding, not understanding, disagreement, apologizing, praising, refusing, accepting, and more!
A rejoinder（あいづち）is a quick response to show that you are interested, have an opinion, or simply are paying attention. Using rejoinders, along with follow up questions and comments, is essential for having smooth conversations. Try talking to someone without them […]