Learning English From Online Memes

Many people lose hours a day scrolling through our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram feeds. Most of us don’t gain too much from this, except a few laughs from silly dog videos or a chuckle at the latest memes. But those hours of endless scrolling don’t have to be a complete waste of time, because even …

How to Take Effective Notes in Your Second Language

Speaking, reading, and writing in English are all completely different skills. Since taking notes in English requires two of these, it can be pretty difficult. Here are some tips to make the process easier. Do the Reading in Advance It is often much easier to comprehend sentences after reading or hearing them more than once. …

Tips for Joining in Class Discussions When English Isn’t Your First Language

Just because English isn’t your first language doesn’t mean you should be left out of classroom discussions. Although it may be scary at first, following these tips may make classroom conversations much simpler. Practice Speaking One-on-One Practice makes perfect, but jumping into speaking a foreign language in a group setting can be frightening. Instead, try …

How to Deal With the Fear of Public Speaking

Do you get nervous at the thought of speaking in public? Do have to deal with stammering, dry mouth, and trembling when you step up to speak in front of a large crowd? If this sounds like you, then don’t worry—it’s more common than you think! One study from Chapman University even listed public speaking …

Learn Etiquette, Not Just English: Four Tips to Communicate Politely at Work

When learning English, as with any language, there are a lot of details to keep in mind. Communication is more than sentence structure and vocabulary. These four office etiquette tips may be helpful to keep in mind in the workplace. 1. W.A.I.T. (Why Am I Talking?) A good way to filter when to speak is …