Entries by Jessica

I HATE the Time Limits on TOEFL / IELTS Exams!

Most students find the time limits on the English exams like TOEFL and IELTS to be one of their major stress points. Unfortunately these time limits are here to stay, so you need to prepare yourself the best you can to be ready to face them when it comes time to take the exam. The […]

Why You Should Love English

Learning a new language can be an exhilarating experience. While you certainly have many reasons for wanting to learn English, it is likely that as you expand upon your knowledge of the language, you’ll develop your own personal love for it. Many ESL learners boast that learning English has set them on a path for […]

Rules for Natural English Speaking

While speaking English may seem easy from afar, it is will be important for you to incorporate a strong set of rules in order to be a successful and natural sounding English speaker. Whether you are traveling to Britain, America, or any other English speaking country, you will want to prepare yourself to mesh with […]

Online vs. Classroom Education

The future is here!  You can be sitting in your living room in Japan and have a private English lesson with a teacher in New York. If you’ve been a part of recent educational traditions in any capacity, you likely know how the process usually goes. There’s one teacher, somewhere between 15-30 students, classes seem […]

Increasing Your English Vocabulary

If you are going to be a great English speaker, you must not underestimate the most important feature of the language: the words! Grammatical correctness and sentence structure are important, but without knowing actual English vocabulary, success with these skills will be irrelevant.  When you gain knowledge of words in English, you will be able […]


Improve Your English Skills and Land a New Career

One of the greatest benefits of learning English is being able to obtain the career of your dreams in an English speaking nation. If you are bilingual, you are much more likely to be compensated for your skills and employers will definitely want to talk with you.  However, interviewing for a job is about much […]

TOEFL Practice Sessions On Skype

The TOEFL exam (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is a very popular English proficiency exam taken by people from around the world. Most of the TOEFL students I have worked with have needed the test for their university application.  Others have had to show a potential employer an official test score to prove what […]


Using English in the World of Information Technology

The world is changing at a very fast pace and the people working behind the scenes in the IT industry all around the world are making this possible. When I started teaching, I was really surprised at the number of students I had that were software developers, programmers, project managers, etc… all in the bustling […]