Author: <span class="vcard">Estrella</span>

Recently, a young mother who learned English as a second language asked me how to teach her daughter phonics and vocabulary. This woman actually has an advanced command of English. I thought, if she wants input on this…

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After the snow storms we’ve had in Seattle, it would be nice to go outside again. Here are some little known places to explore in Seattle. Little known places to explore in Seattle Where to explore near downtown…

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Immigrants sometimes wonder how they can move up in their career, not fully understanding the U.S. work culture. This blog offers ideas on how to advance your career, especially for ESL speakers. Ways to advance your career Go…

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You want to improve your English. But for whatever reason, you don’t have the opportunity to go to an ESL class, or work with a private tutor. What can you do? You can be your own ESL tutor.…

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You may be someone who enjoys travelling. However, if you move to another country with the intent of starting a new life there, the feeling is very different than that of being a tourist. This blog offers tips…

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A common question that ESL learners ask is where to find English conversation partners. Maybe you are taking an ESL class in college. Or maybe you are already working, but there is not much opportunity to speak with…

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Many of us can improve on the skill of being clear. This is especially true when we are speaking in a foreign language. This blog, Guide to making explanations clear, will offer tips to make you a better communicator. One way is…

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Is it really possible to learn English by yourself? If you already know some English, this blog will help you improve your ESL skills on your own. Sometimes it is just not possible to go to an ESL…

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If you are looking for some New Year’s Eve fun in Seattle, this blog offers some activities you might enjoy. What to do for New Year’s Eve in Seattle This blog is divided into two sections. The first…

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