10 Classic Novels for Students of English as a Foreign Language
20 most common ‘Words often confused’ in English
Tips on How to Learn English Faster: Advice for Students
5 Hints for Writing a Resume When You’re Just out of College
What do I write on my resume? What if I have little to no job experience? If these questions are lingering in your mind, you have no cause for worry. We know that stepping right out of college is a challenging time, you may be so unsure of yourself and your abilities and may not even have a clear picture of what you would like to pursue career-wise. You may also be worried about your chances of getting employed. However, statistics show that the rate of employment for young college graduates is 77% higher than that of high school graduates at 69%. Even so, millions of students graduate each year but the rate at which new jobs are being created can’t keep up. This means that there is stiff competition for the available spots. (more…)
11 Love and Relationship Phrases for this Valentine’s Day
How False Expectations Ruin Your Language Learning
10 most common slangs you should start using Today
Conversations sometimes become so monotonous and boring if you stick to traditional phrases and methods, isn’t it? (more…)
Crush Your Phone Interview Today!
How To Speak Fluent English with Limited Vocabulary!
How to Develop Your Ability to THINK in English
Is Learning English grammar not important for speaking?
How Words Hook Up With Each Other in Spoken English
IMPORTANT! Please grab a piece of paper and a pen before you start reading this article as you'll be required to write down a few English words if you decide to participate in a small experiment! In this article we’ll look at how important it is to acquire new vocabulary in context, and how much time you may be wasting learning new words separately, just by learning meanings of new words or even worse – learning them through a translation in your native language. I've been discussing it on my blog and in my videos quite a lot, but I’ve never actually brought up certain examples to show you the effectiveness of learning new English words through context. So, let’s do an experiment first. It’s very important you participate in this because if you don’t, you won’t be able to feel the difference between learning new vocabulary with and without context, so please follow my instructions, all right? ;-) Basically you'll have to make effort to memorize a few quite sophisticated English adjectives but in case you know a few or even all of those words, please don’t be offended! I’m not trying to insult your intelligence by making assumptions about your English vocabulary; I’ll be doing my best to pick out a few English words that aren’t heard that often in normal daily conversations or in media. Now, please read the following five English words with the corresponding explanations and try to do your best to memorize those words and their meanings: (more…)
Are you making these collocation mistakes?
Hey there everyone, How is your fluency going? What? Good. It's awesome then, but it breaks my heart when I see my dear readers, making mistakes while speaking or writing. And please don’t get me wrong, making a mistake is a part of the learning process, but correcting them is way more important than expanding your vocabulary or scaling up your fluency. Thus, without further fuss, let get down to the job: Pay close attention to the paragraph given below and find the mistakes from the context. Let’s see how many of them you are able to observe. (more…)
Do I make myself clear now?
Ace it up: Winning job interview tips in a non-native language
For an international job seeker who is wondering how to ace a job interview easily, a limited grasp of the English language can be an additional source of concern. Over the recent past, globalization has seen an increase in the competition for scarce employment opportunities, requiring job seekers to update not only their work skills and abilities but also their job search skills. The dynamics of the labor force are changing, with Forbes reporting that immigrants account for about 17.1 percent of the entire United States’ labor force. In this article, you’ll find tips and ways to ace an interview for non-native interviewees. (more…)
Don’t Analyze Your English – Part 2: Why Questions Beginning With WHY Are the Worst!
20 Common English Mistakes Made by Indian People
Depending on whether you are a native speaker or not, the English language can either be hard or simple to learn. Most non-native speakers consider it hard to learn especially in situation where they get introduced to the same at a very late stage in life. In as much as the native English speakers are assumed to have an easier time with the English language, not everyone can claim to have mastery on the same. As a matter of fact, most of them speak the language without a proper consideration on the grammar and words work. Depending on what are your preferences, you can choose to either learn the British or the American English versions which are the most popular. Other versions include: the Canadian version, the Australian and the New Zealand version to name but a few. All these versions are slightly different from one another in terms of their grammar rules and in some case the spelling of words. To a typical non-native, all these can be overwhelming and confusing at the same time. This makes it hard for anyone who is willing to learn the language. In fact, some people attribute their countless mistakes to having such disparities in the versions. In this piece, we'll pay much of our attention to the Indian people as we try to explore some of the common mistakes they make in relation to the English language. (more…)
Easy Guide to Proper Arguing for Foreign English Speakers
You Don’t Have to Know a SINGLE Grammar Rule to Speak Fluent English!
Improve Your English Vocabulary With Context
Hey there, How is your fluency going? Ever since I thought that I want to be a fluent English speaker, I tried every single possible technique to improve my vocabulary and fluency. Admit it or not, most of the non-natives start off on the wrong foot by trying traditional study methods such as learning few words from dictionary daily or be it when you tried a new language book to improve their vocabulary and fluency. The matter of the fact is, vocabulary and fluency go hand in hand while learning. Now you many wanna ask, if they go hand in hand, why do you say learning vocabulary from a dictionary is bad? It’s not bad; I would say it’s even worse. The fact is, dictionary was never made for learning purpose, it is just for ‘referential purpose’, so in case if you get stucked while reading a book, blog or anything, you can refer to it for clear understanding of the topic. (more…)
Don’t Analyze the English Language Too Much – It’s Not Good for Your Fluency!
Don’t Study English Hard in the New Year – Practice the Easy Way Instead!
Common English Phrases to Use at Home & With Kids
I got the inspiration to write this English phrase compilation from a guy called Guillermo, and here’s the comment he left on my blog a while back: So basically he wants to learn useful English phrases to be used around the house describing common everyday concepts such as eating, playing, tidying up, going to bed and others. And come to think of it, pretty much all English phrases I’ve published on this blog focus either on your social life such as the small talk phrases or your professional life such as these industry specific phrases. That’s why I decided to compile a bunch of useful English phrases you can use at home when speaking with your own kinds in order to improve your English – just like Guillermo does – or when there’s other English speaking kids around. Speaking of which, I can tell you based on my own experience that your English may be quite advanced, but you may still find yourself struggling to speak with little children using simple language :!: I clearly remember how I came to Ireland all those years ago and my daughters started attending the local school. I was in the same situation when I had to help them with their homework or speak with other kids at birthday parties, for example, and I realized that my English was lacking simple phraseology that native speakers use in daily situations at home! So, without further ado, let’s start listing commonly used simple English expressions you’ll be able to use at home! ;-) (more…)
English Small Talk Phrases (Updated December 2017!)
Best Online Proofreading Tools for Improving Writing Skills in English
Quality written content should be free from errors. You could be having a brilliant idea to write about but if it is inaccurately written with poor grammar, it will be given a low grade. These mistakes that look so simple are very costly because there are rules and regulations t be followed. The idea is not merely to write and provide information but also to make sure that it is free from any mistakes. In most cases, no one has been able to pin-point their mistakes. For that reason, it is important to hire services of professional editors or make use of the following free proofreading tools that you will get online: (more…)
How to Avoid the Translation Barrier When Learning English
Forget the English Grammar Tense Table Forever!
How can teachers use social media to teach a language
There's lots of tools online that are designed specifically to help you learn a language. However, did you know that social media can be a powerful learning tool? Here's how you can use it to help you develop language skills, and where you should be looking to get started. (more…)
How To Improve Your Spoken English Without A Speaking Partner?
Can you say with confidence “I speak English fluently”? All students dream about improving their spoken English firstly because such skills can help them enroll into a university of their dreams and perform well there. Of course, there are many other possibilities to score high grades and handle all of the college assignments (discover more here) but the best results can be achieved only if you are fluent in the language of training! If you are reading this article, then you want to find out how to speak English fluently and confidently. Excellent! In this post, we will assist you in training English speaking at home with ease by providing you with a list of effective tips that will come in handy for every student! (more…)
5 Hacks to Start Thinking in English
5 Ways That Learning English Can Boost Your Career Prospects
There are a number of great reasons to learn English. To many, it can be a fulfilling hobby, a great way to keep the mind active after retirement. For many people however, it can also be the key to boosting your future career prospects! If you’ve never considered how learning English can achieve this, here are five reasons why studying this language can give your career a kick start. (more…)
Do You Know All of These English Expressions Involving the Word TIME?
9 Friday Expressions You Can Use… Guess When? On Fridays!
There are plenty of phrase-lists published on this blog – starting from phrases using the word “thing” and ending with small talk phrases which has actually turned out to be the most popular article on this blog! This time around let’s look at something that would come in handy for every single foreign English speaker out there. Well, it’s not that those other phrases wouldn’t be useful for everybody, it’s just that I’m trying to point out the fact that the phrases we’re going to look at today can be definitely used by all of us at least once a week! Why once a week? Well, guess what – Friday happens once a week, and for as long as you’ve got some work colleagues to talk to, you can always make sure to use this Friday phraseology to the best of your ability! So, without further ado, let’s start looking at the different Friday expressions you’ll be able to use at work – and not only! (more…)
Your English Is NEVER Too Bad For Your Career Development!
Don’t Waste Your Time Arguing About Subtleties Of The English Language!
Submit a Guest Post to English Harmony
The English Harmony Blog has 10,000 subscribers and attracts 100K monthly visits, and we're always looking for brilliant contributors. (more…)