9 January

Improve your English with TED

Improve your English with TED

  In case you’re not already familiar with TED talks, these are short talks by people from all over the world on a wide range of topics (no longer limited to the original three areas of Technology, Entertainment, Design). For me it’s precisely this huge variety of topics that makes them so fascinating. Many speakers are […]

3 October

What you can do to become a better listener

When people come to me for English training it’s almost always because they want to speak English more fluently. Usually they say something like “I understand most of what people say, the problem is answering.” They want to increase their vocabulary, be able to find the right words faster and gain confidence in speaking the […]

3 October

Asking questions to make sure you’ve understood

Imagine you’re listening to a colleague in a meeting. Gradually you realize that she’s beginning to lose you. You don’t understand exactly what she means, perhaps because you’re struggling with the vocabulary. Or you may have the impression that other members of the group are confused by a word she uses. Or maybe you feel that […]