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How to Use the Third Conditional in English

How to Use the Third Conditional in English

You might have noticed that we don’t talk about grammar a lot on this blog. While it’s definitely a part of language learning, we don’t think grammar lessons are always the most important thing. We like to focus on learning to communicate better with others in a real-life context—which often doesn’t involve perfect grammar. But…

How to Use Music to Practice English

How to Use Music to Practice English

There are lots of ways to practice your English—getting a conversation partner, writing in a word journal, or watching TV shows, to name a few. Another great idea to improve your English skills is to listen to music! With a wide variety of songs to choose from, you’ll have endless opportunities to brush up on…

5 English Books to Read to Improve Your Vocabulary

5 English Books to Read to Improve Your Vocabulary

Do you ever feel like your English is pretty good, but you need to increase your vocabulary? This is a common issue for English learners. You might be comfortable listening, reading, and even having a short conversation. But you may find yourself struggling to describe everyday items, situations, or feelings.  Try reading books! We’re not…

New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

It’s December 31 . . . do you know what that means? For many, it’s time to celebrate the beginning of a new year. That’s right: It’s New Year’s Eve! A big part of ringing in a new year is making some resolutions: goals you’d like to accomplish in the coming year. While people may…

6 Best Podcasts to Learn Business English

6 Best Podcasts to Learn Business English

What steps are you taking toward improving your business English skills? If you’ve got a professional English coach to guide you, you’re off to a great start.  But you need to continue practicing even when you’re not participating in a coaching session or class. There are many ways to boost your business English skills, from…

List of Interjections in English

List of Interjections in English

If you’ve been practicing English for a while now, you might know some useful English vocabulary—from business terms to idioms to phrasal verbs. But what do you know about interjections?  First of all, you probably use interjections without even knowing it. They’re very common in any language, not just English.  Okay, but what are they? …

How to Write a Business English Email

How to Write a Business English Email

You already know that not all emails are created equally. The writing style you’d use in an email to an old friend, for example, would be different from how you’d write to a university professor or an online shop’s customer support team.  Knowing what format and writing style to use—and how to use it well—can…

How to Boost Your Business English Skills

How to Boost Your Business English Skills

An English-speaking work environment can be scary if you’re not confident in your English skills. Even if you’re an expert in your industry, being unable to communicate well with co-workers, clients, and management can be a frustrating problem. Below, we offer some tips to help you improve your business English communication skills—from vocabulary to pronunciation—so…

How to Get Your Employees Excited About English

How to Get Your Employees Excited About English

In previous posts, we’ve talked about ways to keep yourself motivated while learning English—by setting personal goals, for example.  But what if you need to motivate someone else?  If you’re an employer whose team members need to improve their English skills, you need to know how to make sure everyone stays on track. In this…