English Learning Mindset and Motivation

Learn to communicate well and connect in conversations in English with these articles and video lessons

What’s Your Personality When Speaking English? You Can Express Different Parts of Yourself in English!

 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

Use Your Listening Skills to Reduce Your Accent and Improve Your Pronunciation in English

 Can you use your listening skills in order to reduce your accent and improve your pronunciation? That’s the question we’re going to answer today! In order to improve how you sound in English, you need to increase your sensitivity to the characteristics and details of natural, native speech. After … 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, … Read the article and watch the video lesson

Start Thinking in English! Access Your Vocabulary with Practical Writing and Speaking Exercises

How would you feel if you were able to think in English? For many of us, achieving fluency means we’re able to stop translating and start thinking in a language that isn’t our first. When I became fluent in Spanish, I realized that I had stopped thinking in English. I … Read the article and watch the video lesson

Three Reasons You’re Not Making More Progress in English

 There are a million possible things you could learn about English, but what’s important to you, right now? Let’s examine why being specific about your needs, goals, and desires can help you get the results with English that you truly desire. But first, some context. A few months ago, … Read the article and watch the video lesson

Focus on Interactional Language If You Want Better Conversations in English

Here’s a concern I often hear from non-native English speakers: “Kim, I have no trouble expressing myself in my native language, but when I try to speak in English, I don’t know how to get started. I can’t jump in, I feel tongue tied, and the words don’t come, so … Read the article and watch the video lesson