Do you doubt that you can teach yourself English? Do you think you can’t learn English without a teacher, homework, and exams? Trust me, you don’t have to go to a class or take lessons to learn English. You can teach yourself English, by yourself, at home and make great progress. The hardest thing about […]
I get a lot of email from people asking me questions about how to learn English better. Instead of just sending my replies to each person individually, I will post my answers publicly here so everyone can benefit. Note that I am not spending a lot of time researching or writing these answers…it’s the advice […]
If you’re wondering which is better for you, a free language partner or a paid teacher, this article explains some of the pros and cons of each.
Tips about how to succeed at your first English lesson at italki, and how you can overcome your fear and book that first lesson. I put off booking my first lesson with a professional teacher for far too long, and I hope the story of how I overcame my fear and went on to find a teacher and have a successful lesson will encourage you.
Do you need someone to practice speaking English with? You don’t need to live somewhere with access to native speakers. There are many sites online where you can find a native speaker of English who will talk to you over Skype or other chat services for free. I have tried many of them for you, and here is a list of the ones I think are best.
Lori and her Dutch friend Yvette return to finish their conversation about perfectionism and procrastination. This time they focus on the strategies that have proved useful in their own battles with this debilitating problem.
Lori gives you a quick and easy way to find the meaning of idioms that aren’t in your dictionary.
Lori gives you a collection of good audio and video resources for learning English.