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    Applied Negotiation Skills: How to Improve My Conversation Skills Part Three

Applied Negotiation Skills: How to Improve My Conversation Skills Part Three

Por |noviembre 17th, 2017|

This article is in Spanish, below.  Abajo verás el artículo en español.

At the beginning of any given conversation – what are you really thinking about?  What YOU want to say or what the other person is saying?

Be honest.

Normally, every person is thinking about the point they want to make.  The ESL learner is also thinking of HOW to say […]

How to improve my conversation skills. Part two.

Por |octubre 27th, 2017|

Effective Listening (Active Listening)

This is a topic that I am quite passionate about, so it is very difficult for me to stop investigating and actually write on the subject.  I’ve discovered these two web-sites, which are not related to language learning: https://www.skillsyouneed.com/ ; http://changingminds.org/

I will use the main concepts and expand on them for English as a second language learners.  Feel free to […]

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    How to improve my conversational skills with these five steps

How to improve my conversational skills with these five steps

Por |octubre 6th, 2017|

STEP ONE

If you are speaking with another person, it is important that you engage him or her, and let him or her know that you want to participate.  Quite often, this is a difficult task, as the conversation is just out of your comfort level.

Ensure that you can always ask a question.  I recommend this, and any student of […]

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    Is it possible to learn English in one year?  How? ¿Es posible aprender el inglés en un año? ¿Cómo?

Is it possible to learn English in one year?  How? ¿Es posible aprender el inglés en un año? ¿Cómo?

Por |septiembre 15th, 2017|

SOOOOOO many people ask me that question!  The truth is that you never really learn a language.  You acquire the ability to communicate more or less effectively in a different language.  Your limits depend on you.  The higher the level, the more difficult it is to feel that you progress.  When you are learning from a lower level, you […]

¿Soy demasiado viejo para aprender inglés?

Por |agosto 2nd, 2017|

¡NO!

A medida que envejecemos, nos volvemos más selectivos. Con suerte, tendemos a tomar mejores decisiones y empezar a aprender de los propios errores cometidos a lo largo de nuestras vidas. ¿No es éste el momento perfecto para aprender un idioma?

Estamos un poco más cansados, tenemos muchas más cosas que hacer, responsabilidades… lo que nos hace a todos querer economizar […]

Am I too old to learn a language?

Por |julio 27th, 2017|

Am I too old to learn English?
NO!

As we grow older, we become more selective, we (hopefully!) tend to make better decisions and begin to learn from our own mistakes acquired throughout our lives.  Isn’t this the perfect time to learn a language?

We are a bit more tired, have many more things to do, responsibilities… which makes us all want […]

Why I’ll always have work

Por |julio 27th, 2017|

It’s true… for some reason, here in Spain, people share a common trait which has guaranteed, and continues to do so… that I will always have a job.

I’ll give you a hint:  Among other things, I’m an English teacher.

The common trait (you might be asking yourself)?

El sentido del ridículo
This may work against me (if you were to adhere to […]