How to Tell if You’ve Reached a Language Plateau September 17, 2016

Once upon a time, English was shiny and new to you. Perhaps you made quick progress and felt like you were always learning. Then it happened: your brain stopped learning anything new. At least it feels like that’s what happened. Most likely, you’re still learning but the rate of learning has slowed down. That’s to be expected. It happens to lots of people, not just language learners. Athletes, musicians, and even gamers are all susceptible to plateaus. What on earth is a plateau? A plateau is a really high structure that looks a little like a mountain or a steep … Read more

7 ways to improve your English language skills while you commute May 18, 2016

The world is a busy place. I get it. Not everyone has time to take classes. Kids have to be picked up from school. Meals have to be prepared. Plus, you have to get to work.  But you can improve your language skills even if you’re short on time. On the way to and from work is as good a time as any to do that , no matter how you get to work or how long the trip takes. Here are 7 ways you can get started.  Read the news.   Newspapers may seem a bit old-fashioned in today’s … Read more