Mistakes Native English Speakers Make PART 3 – Mondegreens

Welcome to part three in a series of mistakes native English speakers make. First, we talked about eggcorns, then about malapropisms, and in today’s post, we’re going to have a look at another phenomenon with another strange name – mondegreens. […]

Mistakes Native English Speakers Make PART 2 – MALAPROPISMS

Today’s post is about malapropisms. Malapropisms have a lot in common with eggcorns—they involve one word being improperly used in place of another. In contrast to an eggcorn, however, there isn’t much logic involved in creating a malapropism; it’s usually […]

Five Reasons Why you STILL Can’t Speak English

So you’ve been studying English for the last 10 years or more, and you still can’t really speak it? Actually, you’re not alone. In fact, of all the people who try to learn English (or any second language) at some […]

Eight Activities you can Start Doing Right Now to Improve your Writing and Speaking Skills in English 

In my last post, I explained why regular reading – intensive reading – is so important if you want to improve both your writing and speaking skills. In today’s post I have prepared some extra strategies you can make use […]

Language Exchange PART 3 – How to Make it Last

This post is part three of a short series about online language exchange. The first addressed where to go, and the second was about who to choose. If you haven’t read those yet, please check them out now! And now, […]

Language Exchange PART 2 – Who to Choose

In my last post I shared ten websites or apps that you can use to find one or more partners for language exchange. In this post, we’ll look at who you should ideally choose as a language exchange partner and […]

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. […]