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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Are you soft-spoken? 3 tips for being heard (even with a soft voice)

Many people have said that I’m soft-spoken (but those who know me well would probably say I’m not–especially my children).

Do people say that you’re soft-spoken? Do you have a gentle, quiet voice?

Being soft-spoken is not a bad thing. You’re probably a wonderful listener and people love talking to you.

But sometimes, we need to speak with a louder volume so that people can actually hear the important things we have to say.

Also, speaking with a louder voice can help us become more confident when we need to express our opinions.

If you’re soft-spoken, I want to share a few tips for getting your point across.

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Need to introduce yourself? Try these 7 steps.

If you’ve been following our stories on Instagram or Facebook, you may know that Madam Azimah has a new weekly segment on Manis FM, a radio channel for East Coast Malaysians.

The segment focuses on English for working professionals. Does that sound like you?

The first episode was released yesterday and it’s called 7 Steps to Effectively Introduce Yourself.

If you missed it (especially if you’re not living on the East Coast), we have good news. Madam Azimah has re-recorded the episode and added new examples for you. 

It’s only 15 minutes–but it’s a good one.

You can listen to it here:

Using ‘more’ and ‘most’ with comparative and superlative adjectives.

The other day I was having a conversation with my husband. I can’t remember the actual words or the subject of the conversation, but I said something like this:

‘It’s more nicer this way.’

Then he corrected me, ‘It’s nicer this way.’

Did you spot the mistake?

Today I’m sharing a common mistake that even native English speakers make. It’s the use of ‘more + adjective’ in sentences.

(As mentioned above, even I make this mistake in speaking. My husband seems to enjoy correcting me because I teach English.)

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