Author: <span>Estrella</span>

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Public speaking intimidates many people. Imagine doing this using a foreign language. If you are fluent in the foreign language, no problem. But what if you are not totally fluent, or feel you aren’t? Here are some public…

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What does cultural aspects of interviews mean? If you are interviewing for a job in your country, you know what behavior is expected. There is a social norm on how formal you need to be in such situations.…

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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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