With the help of AI (or artificial intelligence), machine translation is getting better and better. It’s scary how accurate the free new technology is becoming. Free, online machine translation tools, such as Google Translate, DeepL, Microsoft Translator, and Apple Translate […]
Did you know you can learn to speak English well from home and through the Internet? Yes, it IS possible. What you need is a language exchange. For many people, it’s difficult to practice speaking and listening with someone if you […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Can you study and improve your English language skills through YouTube? Yes, you can. However, YouTube is only a tool, and it’s a tool that can waste hours and hours of your life if you’re not careful. Yes, YouTube can […]
Podcasts are becoming popular once again. A podcast is a digital audio file made available on the Internet for downloading to a computer or mobile device. It is typically available as a series. New episodes are received by subscribers automatically. […]
Whether you have to make a video recorded presentation, response, interview, or creative project, some courses you take could require you to be on camera. Being in a video is fun for some people, but for others, it is terrifying! It doesn’t have to be, however, and it shouldn’t be. In this post are a few tips to overcome your camera shyness.