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I work with some adult ESL learners who worry about their pronunciation.   They are concerned that since they learn English as an adult, it is impossible to pronounce certain words correctly.    But there are some pronunciation tips…

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Some people seem to have natural presentation skills.  If you wish you could be one of them, here are some ways to improve yours. A good starting point is to write down a short list of how you…

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If you have been through a Seattle winter, and wished you were someplace else, you may find this blog helpful.   Some people like winter months in the Northwest, but some find it a gloomy place to be in…

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One of the most challenging things for new immigrants is feeling connected in a new country.   Everything that is familiar is not present on a daily basis.   Although using SKYPE to chat with family and friends back home…

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ESL students and group discussions One of the areas that ESL students want to improve is discussion skills.   In some educational system, that skill is not usually practiced in the classroom.   So when some of my university students…

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Is it possible to not lose comprehension when you read faster? The answer is YES. Have you ever heard a teacher in your elementary school tell you to read each word carefully?   That this is the way to…

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Which interview skills would help ESL professionals improve their opportunities? Why are interview skills important to learn for ESL professionals?  A number of my clients are accomplished professionals in their field before they came to the U.S.   While…

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How do we learn English naturally? Wouldn’t it be nice to learn English naturally the way children learn their native language?    Have you ever noticed how children seem to learn a new language more quickly than adults?…

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