The English Teacher Blog


Tips and mini lessons for English language learners

May 17, 2019

How to ‘sell’ yourself in English authentically and without sounding arrogant

A common cultural barrier our clients encounter over and over again is: How do you ‘sell’ yourself in an individualistic culture when it feels uncomfortable? This […]
May 14, 2019

Small talk: the skill everyone loves to hate!

I have never met a single English language learner who has said the following: “I can’t wait to use small talk at the next social or […]
January 22, 2019

A five step process for paraphrasing more efficiently and avoiding plagiarism

Paraphrasing effectively in your target language is one of the most difficult skills to master, even for advanced English learners. Whether you are in graduate school […]
March 12, 2018

Discourse markers: the key to speaking confidently in a group

In my graduate classes and in and our private practice, students and clients often remark on how confident their colleagues or fellow students appear when they […]