5 Ways You Can Train Yourself to Think in English

Back in my corporate days, I had a friend, Linda (not her real name), who I had lunch with every day.

Our first language is Malay, so as we enjoyed our steaming rice and chicken curries under the shade of a hot zinc roof, we would laugh and share stories in Malay.

Back in our (freezing cold) air-conditioned office, we didn’t speak to each other much because we were in different departments. We were our professional, English-speaking selves when it came to work.

The language used for communication in the office was English so it was normal for us to write and speak to other colleagues in English. 

One time, Linda called me up to ask about something related to work. Since we were used to speaking Malay to one another, we started the conversation in Malay.

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The My English Matters podcast is finally here!

I’m writing this post a little later than usual because this week my children have started their online classes. They use the same computer that I use for work, so basically I’ve been working from my phone.

(I have a laptop of my own, but haven’t used it since early this year. It’s seven years old and too slow to do anything. Maybe it’s time for me to get another laptop?)

Anyway, I wanted to let you know that we officially have our own podcast show!

It’s aptly named My English Matters.

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10 Ways to Stay Motivated to Learn English

People often ask us this question: ‘How do I stay motivated to learn English?’

Learning English, just like learning any other skill, requires a lot of time and support. And it’s hard to get the support you need when the people around you don’t speak English.

So in this week’s video (which was a live session on our FB page), I share ’10 Ways to Stay Motivated to Learn English’. 

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