Meet Native English Tutor Taryn

October 10, 2015
10 October 2015,
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Tell us a bit about your past experiences teaching English While I don’t have formal ESL classroom experience, during my travels I have taught colleagues in New Zealand, village children in Zambia and friends in France. Tell us more about your education? I have a bachelor of science in communications, and also studied business and journalism at university.   How […]


7 Habits of Highly Effective English Learners

June 14, 2015
14 June 2015,
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If effective English learners (or ESL students) had 7 habits, what would those be? What differentiates effective language learners from language learners who are not-so-good? This blog post summarizes some key factors that help English learners master English faster and more effectively. Paying attention to these would help you study, learn and improve in a more systematic, stress-free manner. Remember, […]


How to start and run an English Speaking club effectively

March 15, 2015
15 March 2015,
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 Starting an English Speaking club (or an English conversation circle) is one of the best ways to improve Spoken English. English clubs allow English language learners to practice speaking in an informal, relaxed environment. English speaking clubs primarily help participants improve 2 skills – speaking and listening. If you are looking to be more fluent in English and gain confidence, […]


Teaching English Speaking, the natural way

February 24, 2015
24 February 2015,
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Today we wanted to interview one of our conversation partners, Sophie and share her unique perspective as someone who spends a lot of time of English language learners from around the globe. And most importantly give ESL students a glimpse of how Spoken English Practice approaches teaching English Speaking. So here we go:


Improving your accent: Don’t make it too technical!

February 19, 2015
19 February 2015,
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Improving Accent is not easy. The pace that you speak and the way you make certain sounds is highly dependent on your first language. So having a thick accent when speaking English is not something to be stressed about as long as you speak fluently and clearly. Here are some ideas on improving Accent without being overly technical and fussy […]