How to Feel More Confident When Speaking English

 Confidence. We admire it in other people. We want more of it ourselves, myself included. If you’re like most people I know, you want to feel more confident when speaking. You probably have a list of things you’ll do once you improve your speaking habits: Maybe you’ll apply for a new position in your company. You’ll give a presentation at a conference. Perhaps you’ll look for a new job. Or you’ll try to make … Read the article and watch the video lesson

How to Talk About Your English Level and Language Skills in Real Life

Before we get started, I have a couple of questions for you and I want you to think about them as we go through this article and video: How would you describe your current level of English? What are you trying to achieve next? If someone asked you to describe your language skills in an interview, would you know what to say? In this video, I’m going to explain how to sound more natural and … Read the article and watch the video lesson

Turn the Question Around By Asking What About You? | Repeat Questions Back with Stress & Intonation

 You may have noticed I’m a big fan of asking better questions in English! After all, the main reason most people want to improve how they sound when speaking English is to connect in conversation with other people. Whether you’re interacting with your friends, colleagues, co-workers, acquaintances, or even strangers on the street, asking better questions will enable you to keep the conversation going. Let’s talk about how you can show interest in the … Read the article and watch the video lesson

How to Understand Fast Native English Speakers During Conversations

 Want to understand fast native English speakers during conversations in English? Do you feel a little stressed out when trying to follow what fast-talking Americans are saying? 😕 If so, you’re not alone. Most non-native speakers tend to stress out before interacting with native English speakers because they’re afraid they’re not going to catch every single word. Don’t worry – I’ve got you covered! In this article and video, I share my tips on how … Read the article and watch the video lesson

Use Your Listening Skills to Improve Your Speaking and Conversation Skills in English

 Today I’m going to answer a question that I get asked all the time: How can I use my listening skills to improve my speaking skills? You’ll learn how to strengthen your listening skills and use them more carefully in order to improve your overall communication strategies, conversation skills, and your speaking ability. But first, I want to give you a little bit of background. You can actually get a lot of information from … Read the article and watch the video lesson

Three Elements for Creating Strong Answers to Conversation Questions in English

 So often when we talk about having better conversations in English, we focus on the questions. But here’s the thing: asking better questions assumes that: you’re going to be the person in charge of the conversation,  you’re going to be the person leading the conversation, and you’re going to be the one engaging the other person in conversation. For many people, being the person initiating the conversation and leading the conversation can actually be … Read the article and watch the video lesson