The “ER” Sound in American English

I’ve been noticing consistent pronunciation difficulties in my private lessons lately, specifically with students having difficulty with the “ER” sound in English. The problems have been with students who speak various languages, and even at multiple levels! These problems come … Continue reading

Understand REAL conditionals in English

(EXAMPLE 1)This post is helpful if you want to improve your English. If you are reading this post, you are probably studying English. If you are not studying English, you are a fellow teacher or just an English lover. (EXAMPLE … Continue reading

Technologies in the Classroom: 7 Educational Trends Teachers Can Use in 2016

Today is a guest post that has been written for not only teachers wanting to incorporate more technology into their class environments, but also students looking for some new websites and resources to tackle some more self-study. You can read … Continue reading

How to Use the Perfect Tense (s) in English

Ah, the perfect tenses. Many people would disagree that these tenses are not”perfect” because they actually cause a lot of confusion and difficulty with learning and understanding English. However, they don’t need to be confusing and I am here today … Continue reading

5 Ways to Speak English more Fluently without a Private Tutor

There is a common pattern among my students when talking about their English skills, and which of their skills are stronger and weaker. Most students complain that they don’t speak as well as they would like to, and/or lack the confidence to … Continue reading

How to Talk about Love and Dating in English for Valentine’s Day + 25 helpful verbs and expressions

Did you know that the official day of love and romance is right around the corner? Okay, Valentine’s Day might just be a “Hallmark holiday” (which means it was just created by the largely famous greeting card company called Hallmark to … Continue reading