English Learning Mindset and Motivation
Learn to communicate well and connect in conversations in English with these articles and video lessons
“Improving your speaking is like training for sports.” Last year, one of my clients made this very wise observation. You show up almost every single day; you practice drills; you take small, consistent steps; you push yourself to improve a little each day, and over time you make big progress. … Read the article and watch the video lesson
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 … Read the article and watch the video lesson
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 … Read the article and watch the video lesson
If you’re like most non-native speakers, you’re probably concerned about whether people understand you when you’re speaking English. In this video, we’re going to talk about five reasons that native English speakers may not understand you. The first one has absolutely nothing to do with you. So let’s get started! … Read the article and watch the video lesson
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 … Read the article and watch the video lesson
Here’s a question for you: What’s your personality when speaking English? You may be thinking, “Well, my personality stays the same when I’m speaking English or my native language.” If so, I invite you to really stop and think about the question. Who are you when you speak English? … Read the article and watch the video lesson
Want better conversations?
Get the free small talk guide
This PDF guide includes 17 interesting, neutral conversation topics that work with just about anyone in any situation.