The path to English fluency

What steps do you need to take to reach English fluency - here are three things you need to do to get fluent. The road to fluent English might look like climbing a mountain to you. It might look like a range of mountains, not just one, as soon as you conquer one part of English, something else emerges through the mist and you realise there are still more mountains to climb.

How to Learn English

How do you learn English - here are four things you should, and four things you shouldn't do if you want to improve your English 1. Don't study We have this image that English learning must be in a classroom, with books with a teacher, or at your desk, with books or maybe through

5 Things I've learnt from Online Teaching

Teaching online lessons in the past three years has been a big learning curve for me, like the rest of the world. I've been running Mums' English Circle for nearly 3 years and had members from 11 different countries. Here are five qualities MEC members have brought together in creating our friendly safe place on the internet. Braveness

How to teach your children English

You've decided that you want to teach your children English, and use more English at home. But what will you actually teach them? Here are 3 things to teach, and 3 things you don't need to bother with 1. Do teach with actions

Why you have to celebrate after your English lesson

What makes you want to keep learning English? What makes you enjoy learning English? Scientifically speaking it's dopamine. That's the hormone that makes you happy. Dopamine does a lot of jobs in your body, and making you happy is just one result. When you do something rewarding or pleasurable

This one weird trick will boost your English fluency

Excuse me, can I have your attention please!  What's your attention on now? Is it fully on this post? Do you think you'll be able to read to the end without being interrupted (someone interrupts you) or interrupting yourself (something takes your attention)? If you're a parent and your children are small and active, it's a battle to keep your attention on one thing at a time. But if you're alone and you want to concentrate on one thing, can you do it? Attention! Attention! Ping goes your ...

6 everyday habits to improve your English learning

What do language learning and diets have in common? They both rely on habits and discipline and not willpower. Did you know willpower is finite? And flexible? Sometimes you have a lot of it, sometimes you don’t. Willpower is used to motivate dieters and language learners, but it’s not the best way to do either of these things. Here are 6 tips you need


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I'm Abbie and I'm an English teacher and English event organiser. I've been teaching English for over 15 years. I'm British and I live in Japan with my husband two daughters and a lot of crafting supplies.

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