Pronunciation is a major challenge for all second language learners. Here are five ways to practice and improve your pronunciation! 1. Project your voice! You may have a pronunciation (clarity!) problem because you’re not speaking loudly! Stand or sit straight: chin up, chest out! Breathe deeply through your lower lungs (diaphragm)! Project your voice out– loud and proud! […]
Studying grammar can be a challenge. Here are five ideas for reviewing grammar. 1. Learn the parts of speech. In order to to put sentences together properly, you need to understand what the parts of speech are. When you understand the parts of speech, you can analyze the language more easily. Here they are: Nouns […]
Do native speakers of English understand you? Is your pronunciation clear? Is your voice strong? A common challenge with learning a new language is learning how to be understood when you say something – how to have clear pronunciation! Unclear pronunciation makes you “in-comprehensible”. That means you are not understood. And then, of course, you […]
Are there scientific studies that provide benefits to having a diverse society? Is race a social construct? We explore and answer some of the more complicated questions plaguing humanity today.
A chance encounter with members of the Ku Klux Klan led black musician Daryl Davis on a quest to determine the source of the hate. His unorthodox, yet simple approach, has wielded surprising results and just might be the solution for all racial discourse. Daryl Davis graduated from Howard University with a degree in Jazz. […]
What really causes addiction — to everything from cocaine to smart-phones? And how can we overcome it? Johann Hari has seen our current methods fail firsthand, as he has watched loved ones struggle to manage their addictions. He started to wonder why we treat addicts the way we do — and if there might be […]