Profile cover photo
Profile photo
FluentU English
1,316 followers -
FluentU brings English to life with real-world videos!
FluentU brings English to life with real-world videos!

1,316 followers
About
Posts

Post has attachment
Top 13 Places to Find an English Speaking Partner Online

Today, you will speak hundreds or thousands of words.

How many of these words will be in English?

Is your answer “not many”?

Then you’re forgetting about one of the best ways to learn English: practice.

Practicing your English speaking can help you become more fluent, feel more confident and get experience actually using all the words and grammar you have learned. It is an important step in the learning process!

You might say, “But I don’t have anyone to practice with!”

Of course you do! There are thousands of people who can help you practice your spoken English, and they’re all right at your fingertips. You can find them all right here on the Internet.

Here are some excellent websites where you can find a speaking partner, no matter where you live.

#learnenglish
#esl

Read more at:
http://www.fluentu.com/english/blog/english-speaking-online/
Photo

Post has attachment
22 of the Best Popular Books You Can Use to Learn English

When you want to read a book in English, it can be hard to know where to start.

There are millions of books for you to choose from!

Which books should you try reading?

Why not start with the same books native English speakers are reading?

You might think that best sellers (popular books) are too difficult for an English learner to read. But actually, popular books are perfect for learning English, since they’re often written in simple English.

To become really popular, books have to appeal to many people. This means they need to be interesting and easy to understand.

The benefit of reading best sellers is that you’re reading the same books actual English speakers read.

You can learn a lot of vocabulary from them, and more importantly, you can learn more about the culture of native speakers.

You’ll also be able to discuss current books and popular authors with other readers (even native speakers), since best sellers are read by many people.

All of this means that best sellers can teach you a lot, and that you can definitely read them!

Before you pick a book, though, you should pick a genre.

#learnenglish
#esl

Read more at:
http://www.fluentu.com/english/blog/best-books-to-learn-english/
Photo

Post has attachment
Acting Out, in a Good Way! 5 Sensational ESL Drama Activities

It has been widely argued that speech makes up only a fraction of human communication.

The researcher Albert Mehrabian famously broke it down as follows: 55% of communication is through body language, 38% is tone of voice and a mere 7% relies on the meaning of the actual words themselves!

Regardless of the actual figures, it’s abundantly clear that much of our communication is non-verbal.

Facial expressions, hand gestures and body language are essential elements of how we communicate with one another.

What better way to recognize this than by incorporating drama into our ESL lessons?

#teachenglish
#tefl
#tesol

Read more at:
http://www.fluentu.com/english/educator/blog/esl-drama/
Photo

Post has attachment
The Tactical Teacher: 5 Standout Strategies for English Language Learners

You stare across the classroom at your students, their eyes locked on your every move.

“Are you ready?” you ask, “you’d better be, because it is time!

As a teacher you need a wide array of skills to draw from and you need the ability to recognize which of those skills to use at any given time. If you were a fighter you’d be a Mixed Martial Artist. Like an MMA fighter in the terrain of the teacher, preparation is key.

As the newly-crowned UFC Featherweight Champion of the World Conor McGregor says it, “I stay ready so I don’t have to get ready!”

He wasn’t, of course, referring to the challenges of the English language learning classroom, but the maxim holds true nonetheless.

#teachenglish
#tefl
#tesol

Read more at:
http://www.fluentu.com/english/educator/blog/strategies-for-english-language-learning/
Photo

Post has attachment
Oops! 10 Business English Writing Mistakes You Can Easily Avoid

How often do you write at work?

Think about it. How often do you write letters, emails, reports, notes, memos, texts or chat messages?

If your answer is “every day,” then you are like many of us.

You probably spend a large part of your normal work day answering emails and writing reports and other things (after your cup of morning coffee, of course).

The coffee might help, but coffee alone is not enough to help you to write better.

At work, you often have to write to people from many different countries. Your message must be clear, effective, professional and easy for anyone anywhere in the world to understand.

What do I mean by “effective”? What makes an “effective” piece of writing? To write effectively means to write in a meaningful way that will give you the results you want.

“But how? What should I do?” you may ask.

Well, to help you produce more effective professional writing, we are going to discuss some mistakes you can avoid in your business writing. Before we talk about these common mistakes, we should talk a little bit more about why effective writing is really important for your career.

#learnenglish
#esl
#businessenglish

Read more at:
http://www.fluentu.com/english/business/blog/business-english-writing/
Photo

Post has attachment
The TOEFL Writing Section: How to Master the TOEFL Independent and Integrated Writing Tasks

The TOEFL writing section, also known as the TOEFL essay section, is the last section of the test.

It comes after all the difficult steps of the TOEFL reading, listening and speaking tests. Showing that you know how to write well in English is crucial for your final test score.

The TOEFL writing section measures your ability to come up with a structured essay with clear arguments, while also checking your knowledge of English grammar and vocabulary.

#learnenglish
#esl
#toefl

 Read more at:
http://www.fluentu.com/toefl/blog/toefl-writing-section/
Photo

Post has attachment
Kiss Me, I’m Irish: 21 St. Patrick’s Day Sayings, Proverbs and Quotes

On March 17, people all over the world celebrate being Irish.

Why? Because March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day!

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated by going to church, holding parades and—in some places—lots of drinking. It’s a fun and happy holiday that remembers St. Patrick, the patron saint (or protector) of Ireland.

In many places, especially in America, St. Patrick’s Day is all about being proud to be Irish, and celebrating the nation of Ireland and its people. It’s a chance to have fun, drink and enjoy yourself—even if you’re not Irish.

So you can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day no matter where you’re from! Start by learning these St. Patrick’s Day sayings, blessings and quotes.

#learnenglish
#esl

Read more at:
http://www.fluentu.com/english/blog/st-patricks-day-sayings/
Photo

Post has attachment
Prepare for Takeoff: 60+ English Words and Phrases for Flight Attendants

Every day, 8 million people fly on airplanes.

That means more than 3 billion people fly on airplanes every year.

Flight attendants are responsible for keeping all these billions of travelers happy, comfortable and, most importantly, safe.

Do you want to be a flight attendant so you can fly around the world with these international travelers?

Do you dream of flying through the skies every day?

The life of a flight attendant can be very glamorous—but you will also have a lot of work and responsibility.

People sometimes think that flight attendants are just fancy waiters and waitresses. While taking care of your passengers is important, there is a lot more you need to know.

Flight attendants are extremely important because they are responsible for keeping airplanes, and all the passengers who are on them, healthy and safe.

If you are ready to take on that big responsibility, then we are going to help you prepare to become a flight attendant.

Not only that, but we will help you become the best possible flight attendant you can be.

After this lesson in English words and phrases for flight attendants, you will be completely prepared to handle any situation in airports and airplanes with patience, intelligence and a smile.

#learnenglish
#esl

Read more at:
http://www.fluentu.com/english/blog/english-for-flight-attendants/
Photo

Post has attachment
10 Door-busting ESL Activities to Spring You out of the Classroom

Do you really want to be stuck in your classroom when the first signs of spring are calling from the other side of the window?

Not me.

I’ll use every excuse in the book to get my students and myself outside.

What keeps me from feeling guilty is that going outside doesn’t have to be a waste of time when it comes to language learning.

In fact, being in the new surroundings opens up really unique, memorable ways to teach English in the great outdoors.

Here are some of my favorite ways to enjoy the freshness of spring and develop my students’ language skills at the same time.

#teachenglish
#tefl
#tesol

Read more at:
http://www.fluentu.com/english/educator/blog/esl-spring/
Photo

Post has attachment
Dig In: 6 Brilliant Hands-on Exercises That Teach English Prepositions

Is a bird in the hand really worth two in the bush?

The answer is yes, when you’re talking about teaching.

Making teaching sensory—that is, getting students’ senses involved while learning—is the ultimate way to teach.

And while most lessons include a visual and aural aspect, including the sense of touch is often the difficult part. It’s especially challenging when teaching something as intangible as the English language.

But fear not!

Here are some simple ways you can get students moving and manipulating when it’s time to teach English prepositions.

#teachenglish
#tefl
#tesol

Read more at:
http://www.fluentu.com/english/educator/blog/english-prepositions-exercises/
Photo
Wait while more posts are being loaded