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Connecting English Teachers and Educators to Expert Resources, Motivational Tips and Organizational Hacks



I’m Sapna and I’m here to help! After I left the corporate world in 2011 to follow my passions, I decided to teach English, study for a Master’s at Oxford, travel, and move my busy life  to Barcelona. (You can read my story here)

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7 Ways To Ace the CAE

7 Tips & Sites to Help You Ace the CAE

Do you or your students plan to take the CAE (Cambridge Advanced Exam)? Check out my top 7 sites and tips to help you ace the CAE!

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How To Get Teens To Write

How To Get Teens To Write This Summer: 5 Tips

Have you heard of “summer slide”? What can you do to get teens to write this summer? Check out 5 fun ways to keep your teen (or English students) writing!

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10 Great Books for Teens & Young Adults

Looking for great books for teens this summer? Preparing novel studies for next school year? Here are 10 of my favourites – they work well for ESL, too!

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Motivational Monday 39 Patience

Motivational Monday: Patience Is The Key To Paradise

“Patience is the key to paradise” – Turkish Proverb. This beautiful saying is an excellent reminder that in addition to hard work, patience is key…

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Motivational Monday 38 - Organizing

Motivational Monday: For Every Minute Spent Organizing, An Hour Is Earned

“For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned”. Benjamin Franklin’s quote reminds us that sometimes, organization can be a productive start…

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Motivational Monday 37 - Beginning Makes The Conditions Perfect

Motivational Monday: Beginning Makes The Conditions Perfect – On Fresh Starts

“Do not wait until the conditions are perfect. Beginning makes the conditions perfect” – Alan Cohen’s words are an excellent reminder that fresh starts…

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5 Tips For Holding A Free Tutoring Consultation

Looking to tutor English? Should you give students a free lesson or free consultation? Read on to see why you should and discover my top 5 tips!

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How I Learned Spanish

How I Learned To Speak Spanish in 8 Months: 5 Tips

What’s the best way to learn to speak Spanish (or any language)? Is studying abroad really best? Whether you’re a learner or a teacher, read about 5 tips…

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5 Language Learning Myths You Should Stop Believing Now

Want to learn a foreign language? Check out these 5 language learning myths that you should stop believing now, and what to believe instead…

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