Do you want to sound like a native speaker? Here are 5 easy ways to improve your pronunciation so people will be able to understand you more easily!
2014 is here! It’s time for a new year and a new beginning. To start the year off on the right foot, why not make a New Year’s resolution?
A New Year’s Resolution is a commitment a person makes to achieve some of their personal and professional goals. New Year’s resolutions are made for the New Year, which indicates new beginnings. The idea is to keep the promise for the whole year. This tradition is widely celebrated throughout the world.
Are you new to Canada? Feeling nervous about speaking with native speakers? Don’t worry, the best thing to do is just try. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes – that is how you learn!
- Paul Grieve (ILAC Teacher)
Two years ago I taught Advanced Business English and had the pleasure of teaching a very hard-working student from the Czech Republic. This student was remarkable in many ways, but stood out in one way in particular; she was deaf.
On her first day, Eva came to me to explain her situation, expressing concern that her hearing impairment may affect her ability to participate fully in class. I asked her a few questions to assess her listening skills, which were actually quite strong. When I mentioned this, she told me she relied heavily on her ability to read lips. When I asked how comfortable she felt in telephone conversations, either in English or Czech, she replied that phone conversations were challenging, but not impossible as long as her hearing aid was working.