The One Key To Learning A Language

(ESL learners – click on the bolded words to see explanations and notes. Try the exercise at the bottom after! 🙂 ) One of the most common questions my ESL students ask me is this: “I want to improve my English… how should I go about it? Should I watch movies? Read books? Buy a grammar guide? What…

The Agonies Of A Translator

(ESL learners – click on the bolded words to see explanations and notes. Try the exercise at the bottom after! 🙂 ) How much time can you spend agonizing over two words? The answer may both surprise and amuse you.  If you are or know a translator, you will know that this time can go up to…

3 Things You Can Learn From Free Online Webinars

(ESL learners – click on the bolded words to see explanations and notes. 🙂 ) This week, something odd happened. Amidst a schedule jam-packed with classes, social appointments, and to-dos, I actually found some free time. So what did I do? I lay on the couch and stared off into space. Then I clicked around…

How to Stop Wasting Time

(ESL learners – click on the bolded words to see explanations and notes. Try the exercise at the bottom after! 🙂 ) Hello, fellow procrastinator. This is not your average “how to” post. I’m not going to tell you to read emails while brushing your teeth, buy agendas or download calendars. I’m not going to…

The Crossed Wires of Traveling

(ESL learners – click on the bolded words to see explanations and notes. Try the exercise at the bottom after! 🙂 ) Everywhere we look, everyone wants to travel. Billboards advertise smiling families slipping down a water slide in an amusement park underneath a cloudless sky. The internet is practically bursting with travel bloggers, influencers, ambassadors,…