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 […]
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 […]
March 6, 2017

3 creative ways to practice English ‘on the go’

Although our clients come from diverse backgrounds, everyone shares the same challenge: their English needs to be better NOW (orĀ  really, yesterday) but they have busy […]