Updated: 5 Tips to Improve Your Writing in English

Learn 5 easy tips for improving your writing in English, especially for academic and business English. Especially geared toward non-native English speakers, but also great for English-speaking college students and professionals.

7 ways to improve your TOEFL score

Taking any test can be a nerve-wracking experience, but taking a test in a language other than your native one can cause you great anxiety – especially tests like the TOEFL or IELTS, which have a lot riding on them (meaning that many important things depend on succeeding with these tests). Here are a fewContinue reading “7 ways to improve your TOEFL score”

How do I say it nicely: Giving polite feedback

Sometimes in school or work, or even between friends, we are asked to give feedback on a project, assignment, work-related item, or more casual things. In more formal settings, giving specific feedback on why something is good or bad can be helpful for your classmate or co-worker. Often it is difficult to give this feedback,Continue reading “How do I say it nicely: Giving polite feedback”

Reporting Language

What happens when you’re writing something – say, a writing assignment for a class – and you have to introduce words or ideas that someone else said or wrote? You need… Reporting Language! Reporting language (or reporting verbs) are used in writing to introduce outside sources to your reader. Whether you are quoting or paraphrasingContinue reading “Reporting Language”

Video: Structuring an essay for an American audience

Get a quick tutorial on how an academic essay for an American (North American / Western) audience is structured in this 4-minute video lesson from Teacher Amanda. (Check out the Teacher Amanda YouTube page!) Learn more about academic English reading & writing Learn more about university-level English reading and writing in my (upcoming) 9-unit courseContinue reading “Video: Structuring an essay for an American audience”