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 […]

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 […]

Taking Notes in English – Part 4 of 7: Systems to Record

Welcome to part four on my series about taking notes from lectures that are given in English. We’ve covered what tools to use, and the verbal and non-verbal cues to pay attention to so that you know what is important […]

Taking Notes in English – PART 1 of 7: Tools

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 […]