Recently I have taught a lot of new students. The same as I usually do, I talked to them about their study habits. Their reactions have left me a bit confused.
Reading and listening are excellent ways to learn new vocabulary but they can also help you learn more about a subject if you ask yourself questions afterward.
I teach at schools, universities, NPOs and companies. I teach beginners all the way up to advanced. Here are five things I always get asked that don’t matter.
Today’s episode is about perfection and why being perfect isn’t always good when you’re studying English. 20140820_perfection.mp3 The podcast is also available in the iTunes Store by searching for Get Great English or clicking here. Also, you can stream it on Stitcher here or in the sidebar.
Everyone has time that is spent waiting for people or waiting for things to happen, which is sometimes called ‘downtime‘. The next time you have some downtime, study English.
You will definitely make mistakes when learning a language and you will definitely learn from mistakes. Keep them in mind but don’t worry about them.
Students always want to know how to learn English quickly and effectively. There has to be some way of doing it, right? In this post I’ll let you know the four things you need to do to learn a language effectively and efficiently.
When you start learning a language everything is unknown. You take in vocabulary and grammar and make fast progress in making those new, unknown words become old, known words. The speed of progress becomes normal. What most language learners aren’t prepared for is the plateau at the intermediate level, where there is less clear meaning. … [Read more…]
This is how to make yourself study English. Change your phone’s settings to English if you haven’t already (or if you can). Change your computer’s OS language to English (if you can). In your work or college bag, take out any books, magazines or anything else that you don’t need that is not English and … [Read more…]
Today’s podcast is about distractions, especially distractions from studying English and how you can get your focus back. 20140514_distractions The podcast is also available in the iTunes Store by searching for Get Great English or clicking here.