The English Teacher Blog


Tips and mini lessons for English language learners

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 […]
February 7, 2017

We recommend you master the subjunctive

Whenever we administer a grammar pretest, almost everyone misses the question designed to test knowledge of the subjunctive in English. That’s OK – many native speakers […]