15 January

Plan to succeed

Plan to succeed

You can take steps to improve your English at any time of the year, of course. And circumstances – a new job, new responsibilities, a planned trip – may well lead you to do just that. But what if there’s no real reason, you just feel generally dissatisfied with your language skills? Or perhaps you’ve […]

17 December

5 sentences guaranteed to stop you improving your English

5 sentences guaranteed to stop you improving your English

This is a blog post I really enjoyed writing. It made me look more closely at beliefs about and attitudes to learning English. So I’m very happy to  republish it as part of Heide Liebmann’s advent blogparade Oldies but Goldies. A great idea!   When people hear that I’m English and that on top of that […]

17 July

Do you read English books?

Do you read English books?

Participants in my business English courses (that’s not one of them pictured above 😉 )  who regularly read English books are in the minority. I’m not sure why this is. Perhaps people remember having to read Shakespeare at school and not understanding or enjoying it. Perhaps they feel they need to be pragmatic and concentrate […]