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17 Ways to Make More Interesting Small Talk for Non-Native English Speakers Smaller

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Want to feel more confident and sound more fluent in conversations in English at work, at school, or your everyday life?

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Learn core communication skills and understand the flow of conversations in English, including how to make small talk in a variety of situations.

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Here’s a concern I often hear from English learners: “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....

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