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Michal P. writes:
“Could you please recommend the best apps to improve our speaking?”
And my reply is… Read More >
Do you have a morning routine?
If you’re a member of The Society you know why they’re important and you know how to create a powerful routine for your English.
My morning routine has about five elements to it. I do these same five things, in the same order, every morning. The routine is designed to make me healthier, wealthier and wiser, all before I finish my first cup of coffee. Read More >
Last week I asked the question, What’s the best way to learn English?
One reader had a very interesting reply.
I’ll share it with you here: Read More >
When I was teaching English in Prague I knew two groups of Czechs: there were my students and there were my friends.
And usually, my friends had better English than my students.
It wasn’t because they had the language gene or some other advantage. Read More >
As you may know, I taught English in Prague for many years.
Whenever I met a Czech or Slovak who had really good English, usually it was because they had lived in the US or UK or Australia.
Usually, they didn’t need my lessons. So my conclusion was, living abroad is a great way to master English. Read More >
Have you ever paid for English classes at a language school?
What was it like?
Did you improve? A little? A lot? Not at all? Read More >
Change is in the air.
Here in Virginia, the temperature is a little cooler and the days are a little shorter.
This weekend I drove across the mountains to meet a friend in West Virginia for a canoe trip down the Potomac River. Read More >
Could you speak a foreign language — for example, English — for one year?
And NEVER speak your native language until the year ended?
That’s what Scott Young did. Read More >
Yesterday I saw and spoke with students from the Philippines, Mexico, Bangladesh, Macedonia, the Congo….
And I never left my desk!
Isn’t technology amazing? Read More >