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15 Common English Idioms

15 Common English Idioms

Has this ever happened to you?  You’re talking with an English speaker and everything is going well. Until . . . What did they just say? They go out dancing once in a blue moon?  That doesn’t make any sense! This confusing expression is called an idiom, and English is full of them.  What Is…

How to Make Small Talk

How to Make Small Talk

Nice to meet you! How much money do you make? Does this sound like you?  Hopefully not! When you’re meeting someone for the first time, you can’t just jump into the BIG questions! You have to start small … with small talk! What Is Small Talk? Small talk is a friendly conversation between people who…

7 Tips for Proper Pronunciation

7 Tips for Proper Pronunciation

Do you want to communicate like a native English speaker? Focus on pronunciation! The way you pronounce words in English can really affect your communication. There’s no perfect English accent—there are many types of English spoken around the world. But your goal should always be to speak clearly and accurately. Keep reading for some tips…

Using Body Language to Communicate

Using Body Language to Communicate

If you’re a language learner, you know it can be difficult to express yourself clearly when you just don’t have the right words.  That’s where body language comes in! What is Body Language? Also known as nonverbal communication, body language is how you “say” things without using words. Whenever you communicate, you should make sure…

How to Set SMART Goals for English Success

How to Set SMART Goals for English Success

Would you go on a trip without knowing your destination? For most people, a trip like that would be quite stressful. If you don’t know where you’re going, how will you know when you’ve arrived?  Try thinking of your English journey in the same way: If you don’t have goals, how will you know when…