Online Class Etiquette

Globalization has changed the way we communicate with others. Nowadays, we can use the internet to attend classes or work meetings. Therefore, we should learn how to behave during our online classes and meetings. Netiquette allows people to communicate with others over the internet in a polite and professional manner. The word netiquette comes fromContinue reading “Online Class Etiquette”

How to Express your Opinion in English

Imagine that you are in a meeting where an important discussion is going on and suddenly your manager calls you out and says “What’s your opinion about this topic? You start feeling nervous and you can’t say anything. You have a lot of great ideas but you don’t know how to express them. It isContinue reading “How to Express your Opinion in English”

How to Participate in an Online Class

Class participation is important if you want to learn faster. Participating in class will allow you to use your English like you would do in the real world. When you participate you are practicing and the more you practice using the language, the faster you will improve it. Your classes will be more fun ifContinue reading “How to Participate in an Online Class”

Useful English Phrases to Ask for Help

Asking for help is an important skill that we need to develop in order to communicate effectively with our classmates and colleagues. Note: In English “a hand” sometimes means “help“ to lend someone a hand = to help someone Example: I was very busy with the clients, so John lent me a hand with theContinue reading “Useful English Phrases to Ask for Help”

Useful English Phrases for Better Communication

If you don’t understand what other people say, it’s a good idea to ask for clarification instead of saying: “I don’t understand” or “Sorry, my English is very bad” Here there is a list of useful expressions for asking for clarification. These expressions will help you speak fluently and communicate better with your classmates orContinue reading “Useful English Phrases for Better Communication”

Question Formation Common mistakes -Be…? Do…? Have…?

Do have difficulties forming questions in English? I know! Question forms are tricky. Sometimes we need to invert the subject and the verb, other times we need to add an auxiliary verb, and other times we need to invert the subject and the auxiliary. Here there is a list of the most common English mistakesContinue reading “Question Formation Common mistakes -Be…? Do…? Have…?”

Assertive Communication for English Learners

Speak to me with your heart because I will be listening with my heart Teacher Julieta I recently heard about @ousmanumar immigration story. I heard his story on Aprendemos Juntos BBVA . He said something that resonates with me “Si dos personas quieren se entienden”. That means that when two people really want to communicate,Continue reading “Assertive Communication for English Learners”

Wanna sound like a native?

There are several questions that come to my mind every time that I see ads, videos, and comments that promote nativespeakerism. I’m an advocate of critical thinking and I’m against nativespekerim and any form of discrimination.

Today I’ll start a thread of thought provoking posts with a public apology.

The Tongue Twister Challenge (Intensity level 2)

Improve your fluency exercising your English muscles in a fun way!