Learn English with Music: The Best Songs from Broadway (with Lyrics Tips) | FluentU English

Learning English doesn’t have to be a chore. In fact, you can sing and dance while you do it! Have you tried to learn English with music yet? If not, you’re in for a treat. This is the perfect way to have fun while you improve your English skills. Not sure where to start? That’s okay. […]

Why can’t our politicians speak English anymore?

After Monday night’s presidential debate, most pundits are focusing on who won, who lost, and what it all means for the future of the country. But the only thought that keeps asserting itself in my mind is this: These candidates are terrible at speaking English. I mean that in the most literal sense possible: They’re […]

Learn Spanish with 5 Websites That Make the Process Fun, Fast and Easy

It’s never too late to learn. This saying is wise, especially when we’re talking about languages. Are you looking to learn Spanish? Sooner rather than later? Like, maybe yesterday? We can’t reclaim yesterday but it’s not hard to get on the right track to language learning today. There are lots of excellent resources online that can […]

More Listening and Reading Will Help You Speak English Better: A True Story

If you’ve been a fan of ESLPod.com, you know that we’re always telling you to read and listen to as much English as you can. Reading and listening is the key (most important thing) to improving speaking and writing. There’s really no other way of improving. If you want to speak English better, you need […]

FactCheck: do ‘over a million’ people in Australia not speak English ‘well or at all’?

A growing number of people in Australia cannot speak English well or at all, over a million people. – Senator Pauline Hanson, Senate speech, September 19, 2018 One Nation Party leader and Senator for Queensland Pauline Hanson is urging a rethink on Australia’s immigration policy, including changes to the “number and mix” of migrants coming […]

Learn Spanish by Yourself Using Apps, Online Resources, Books and More!

We all know not to “look a gift horse in the mouth.” But do we know why we say that? Or what it even means? If you listen to an episode of “A Way with Words,” you can see how much of our past is reflected in just that one common phrase. Realizing how much history […]

Learn Spanish with Videos: 20 Resources from YouTube and Beyond

But do you know what is worth a thousand pictures? A video! We love watching videos. Some of us are addicted to TV, YouTube, Instagram stories… Here’s the thing. You love having your eyes engaged in some good ol’ fashioned watching. You also love learning languages and of all the languages in the world, you […]

We need to be careful about demanding migrants speak English | Media | The Guardian

“If you come to this country, you have to learn English.” That old adage. Somehow, it seems to unite bigots and those of a relatively progressive mindset, frequently appropriated as an endnote to what can often be explosive discussions over immigration. If the phrase were a country, it would be Switzerland. In my experience, when […]

Jump In: 4 Ways to Learn Spanish with Immersion and Live the Language

What if I told you that a lot of the things you think you know about language immersion are wrong? That language immersion does not mean being surrounded by a language. Or spending money on endless courses. Or even having to go abroad! Would you believe me? I haven’t gone nuts. I stand by my […]