Why English is Important

Why English is Important

From time to time English teachers contact me and ask if I can write or record something that will motivate their students to work on their English. Here’s what I told a group of students from Siberia whose teacher reached out to me. Languages Mean Opportunities  People often want to know the best language to […]
Read more Why English is Important

Active And Passive Vocabulary In Language Learning

What is active and passive vocabulary? A learner's passive vocabulary is the words that they understand but don't use yet. Active vocabulary, on the other hand, is the words that learners understand and use in speaking or writing.When learning a language, should we focus more on developing an ability to speak or on building up our understanding of the language? This is a common question [...]
Read more Active And Passive Vocabulary In Language Learning

Academic English

I have never bought into the idea that we can teach or study academic English, or business English or any other kind of English as a special subject. English is English. If we are interested in a subject, we will read on it, listen to audio conten...
Read more Academic English