Grammar. Do you get nervous just seeing that word? Do you think “I need to improve my grammar so I can speak English better”? Do you spend a lot of time memorizing grammar rules but wonder why your English hasn’t improved? Grammar rules are nice, but they should not be the main focus of your […]
How Much Time Should You Spend “Studying”?
I received an email recently from a student: “I am planning to start your lessons tomorrow. I will dedicate one hour daily. Do you think this will be enough time?” You may be surprised by my answer. I thought it was too much time. I have taught so many students who started like her: focused, […]
Improve Your English by Reading Children’s Book Series
What if I told you that reading doesn’t need to be hard and it doesn’t need to give you a headache? What if I told you that you could learn new words, improve your listening and speaking skills, and it could be interesting and fun? You’re going to think I’m crazy, but read this post […]
How to Learn English
I get a lot of messages from English learners. One of the most popular questions is, “How can I improve my English?” After 8 years of teaching English, I still don’t have a complete answer for that question, because the answer depends on the person asking the question and his/her current level of English. One […]
English Collocations: How do you use in, at, & on?
One of the most common questions that English learners ask me is, “How do you use in, at, and on?” or, “What are the rules for using in, at, of, for?” For a long time, I couldn’t understand why so many English learners were asking this question. Did the student want to know about prepositions […]