Last year I received an email from Jean-Yves. He explained in detail one of the tricks he used to teach himself English. I was fascinated with his trick because it was something I had been thinking about for a long time. Here’s what Jean-Yves told me, As a French English-learner, I trained myself to speak […]
Get Used to Feeling Uncomfortable!
“How can I improve my pronunciation?” This is one of the most common questions that English learners ask me. I am not surprised that this is a common question. Good pronunciation is so important if you want to speak English clearly and confidently! It can feel embarrassing and frustrating when someone asks you to repeat […]
English Pronunciation: An Introduction to the IPA
The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is a set of symbols that represent all the sounds in a language. All the sounds that make up American English pronunciation can be represented by symbols. I strongly believe that all English learners should learn the IPA. I use the IPA in many of my pronunciation video lessons and […]
4 Truths About Learning English
At least once a week I get an email, a comment on my website, or a message on Facebook from an English learner who feels very frustrated and discouraged. They believe that they can’t speak English, and they believe that everyone speaks English better than they do. I always feel sad when I read these […]
English Vocabulary: What are Collocations?
A collocation is a combination of two or more words that are commonly used together, in a way that sounds natural to a native English speaker. Learn the Words That Go Together. What are collocations? a waste of money brand new a collection of test results front and back phone number in the middle […]