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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 7 of 7: Get to Know your Teacher’s Lecture Style

This is the final video in my series on taking notes in English. I think parts 1 to 6 covered the most important points you need to know. This short post is a kind of “plus alpha” for you. If […]

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 […]

PechaKucha Presentations

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 […]

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