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Six Holiday Gift Ideas that Promote Language Skills

DSC_0001Are you looking for a unique gift this holiday season for the board game lover on your list? Whether it is for a child or an adult, a native English speaker or non-native English speaker, building language skills is important for anybody at any level. How about a game that promotes language skill development or vocabulary building and promises hours of fun and laughter with your friends, family or colleagues!Continue reading

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Top 10 Successful Speaking Strategies to Use in Cross-Cultural Conversations for the Accented Speaker–Part 2

helpful tipsLast week we discussed five tips for speaking in cross-cultural conversations.  Today, we explore the last five tips and tricks:

6. Pause periodically to give your listener time to process what you have said.
If you are making a few errors in your speech, the listener needs time to figure it out or “translate” what was said. Give your listener this time by pausing briefly.Continue reading

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Top 10 Successful Speaking Strategies to Use in Cross-Cultural Conversations for the Accented Speaker-Part 1

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Have you ever felt frustrated that the conversation  you had with a colleague or supervisor fell short of your intentions?  Maybe you were trying to communicate something and it was clear that he/she didn’t understand what you said.  Here are some ideas that may help you:

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