How to Improve your English Listening Comprehension

By Chiara Bruzzano Do you find that spoken English is sometimes difficult to understand? Do you watch Friends on Netflix and feel like you’re understanding everything? Then suddenly you hear the background laugh of the studio audience – and you …

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How to Say and Use Numbers Correctly in English

By Shirley Jones Why is it easy to understand the difference between 13 and 30 when you read them, but it’s difficult when you hear them? How often do you ask ‘is that three zero, or one three?’ Or ‘just …

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Pronunciation First: How to Learn English More Quickly

By Alex Taylor Is it really possible to learn a new language perfectly when you’re an adult? Why is it much harder now than when you were a child? Sometimes it might seem impossible, but you really can learn to …

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How to Socialise in English – Your Guide to Small Talk

By TJ Taylor You survived the three hour meeting. You desperately need a coffee before the next meeting begins. You are enjoying your coffee in silence and you see John from the London office walking towards you. You become nervous. …

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Improve Your English Writing with These 4 Simple Steps

By Danielle Capretti Have you ever read a long, complicated sentence, but when you arrived at the end of it you forgot the beginning? Have you read such sentences over and over again, trying to understand them? More importantly, have …

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Your Complete Survival Guide to Conference Calls in English

By JM Webster Do you find conference calls difficult? Do you become stressed during the call? Do you freeze when you have to speak? You’re not alone – many people find them difficult. When you think about conference calls which …

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Your Guide to Teaching English in Italy

By Alex Taylor Teaching English in Italy can be a tremendously rewarding experience, especially as Italian adults are generally very gratifying students. However, there are some common problems that it is important you are aware of, and some practices and …

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Your Complete Survival Guide to Business Meetings in English

By Sarah Li Cain Do you ever feel lost or anxious when you’re in a meeting with other English speakers? Even if you are comfortable speaking in front of others in your own language, expressing your thoughts effectively or leading …

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How to Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking in English

By Marie-Anne Duffeler It was 2 am and here I was, lying in bed awake, thinking about the presentation I had to make at 9 am. I felt nervous. I wanted to sleep but I couldn’t. My mind was obsessed …

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Language Teaching Methods: An Overview

What is the best teaching method for learning English? According to academic research, linguists have demonstrated that there is not one single best method for everyone in all contexts, and that no one teaching method is inherently superior to the …

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8 Simple Steps to Increase your Confidence with English

By Sarah Li Cain Do you remember the last time you stood in front of an audience to speak? You memorized what you needed to say, but you felt nervous, and perhaps your voice was shaky at the start. Afterwards, …

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A, The or Nothing? How to Master English Articles in 2 Simple Steps

By Marie-Anne Duffeler ‘A’, ‘the’ and ‘an’ – these are called articles and they are the smallest words in English. But they cause some of the biggest problems. By the end of this guide you will understand how and when …

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