Why I Don’t Teach English From Textbooks

Someone asked me a question the other day. They wanted me to recommend them an English textbook. Did you know that there’s a bit of a debate in the English teaching world about textbooks? Should

Continue reading

How To Learn English Effectively

What makes an effective English learner? Nobody enjoys working hard for hours and hours and seeing no results. Even the most motivated and disciplined people start to lose hope after a few weeks of hard

Continue reading

How to NOT Solve a Problem

If you didn’t know, right now I’m in Taiwan. Yesterday I was watching some Taiwanese news and two politicians were arguing about alcohol from Japan. Apparently, this particular alcohol is being

Continue reading

Can Difficult Video Games Make A You Better English Learner?

Here’s a not-so secret fact about me: I enjoy playing video games. Ever since I played my first video game at the age of 4, I was hooked (= very interested/absorbed) to them. In fact, I play more

Continue reading

Self Study Advice From A Positive English Learner

Earlier this week, I asked the English For Study newsletter readers a question: “Why is learning English on your own difficult?” And they sent me some great answers. As I predicted, many

Continue reading

Three English Speaking Tips From Donald Trump

Will these Donald Trump speaking tips really work? Can Trump really help you to improve your English? I’m not going to jump into a political debate about Trump or politics. But, I will analyse his English. We

Continue reading

Confusing, Contradictory and Complicated

I want to talk about something which really frustrates me: visa applications. If you have ever studied, lived or worked abroad, then you will know my pain. Today’s been a busy day of driving around to

Continue reading

The ‘Kitty Litter Cleaning’ Secret to Enjoying English

Are you someone who thinks that it’s crazy to enjoy learning English? Well, I have a confession to make. I kind of enjoy cleaning the kitty litter. (The kitty litter is the place where cats go to

Continue reading

The Very Hungry English Learner

When I was a kid, this was one of my favourite (and most read books). According to Wikipedia it has sold over 30 million copies worldwide, so it’s probably the favourite children’s book for many people. If

Continue reading

Why You Should Find Your ‘Hidden English Potential’

  “If we did all the things we were capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” Thomas Edison —— This little quote refers to something called ‘hidden potential’

Continue reading
1 2 3 6

LEARN ENGLISH FASTER

I'll show you how to avoid the 5 most common English learning mistakes in my 5-day class