Happy New Year!

I want to wish all language learners a very happy new year! I feel very fortunate to work as an English teacher. I get to work with people from countries around the world. I am so impressed with all language learners – their drive and determination to learn a new language in order to make

TOEFL Writing Tip

The TOEFL writing section consists of two timed tasks. However, when you begin practicing these writing tasks, don’t be worried about finishing them on time. Focus on developing good answers for these tasks. The priority is to organize your thoughts, structure your answers, connect your ideas and employ transitions, and correct your grammar and word

International Literacy Day 2019

September 8 is International Literacy Day. This day and these words from Malala Yousafzai are a reminder for me that I should be grateful for my literacy skills – the ability to read and to write, among others. So often I don’t think about it, I take my ability to read and write for granted.

Overview Of An Academic Paragraph

Let’s talk about the 3 parts of an academic paragraph! 3 Parts of an Academic Paragraph: Topic Sentence Supporting Sentences Concluding Sentence Topic Sentence Your topic sentence expresses an opinion or idea about your topic. Example: The school curriculum for children and teens should include physical education. Supporting Sentences The supporting sentences use facts, information