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This site is written and published by one person, dedicated to helping English language learners gain confidence and improve their English and their lives.

Are you ready to improve your English?

Are you committed to putting in the time and effort to create a daily practice that will support your goals? Are mistakes holding you back? If so, read Embrace Mistakes in Language Learning next.

hold back: prevent or restrict the progress or development of someone or something

Are you a beginner? Try the listening resources and watch Emma’s video.

Another helpful tool is practical English. By using just 3 or 4 practical English questions, you can communicate and use English to learn English.

Like anything, improving your English speaking skills takes A LOT of practice and motivation. It also takes bravery! <– Song with a message for you from me and Sara Bareilles. 

For 3 tips about how to enjoy English, check out 3 Tips to Enjoy Learning English.

Successful communication is the most important thing.
Mistakes are learning opportunities! 

Start Understanding English: 3 Tips to Mastering English

If you are looking for online English courses, I recommend my affiliate Espresso English. You’ll find a variety of options at affordable prices. There are plenty of free samples to try out, but if you do make a purchase, I may receive a commission for referring you. I only recommend courses I trust and wish I had created myself!

Are you interested in self-improvement?

English is more than a subject you study in school. It is a tool to be used. This website combines English instruction and self-betterment. The Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines self-betterment as “the act or result of making oneself better through one’s own efforts.” It’s another way to say self-improvement.

If, like me, you are always striving to improve yourself, your life, and the world around you, I welcome you to join the Apoven community, where we make sense of English and ourselves.

to strive: to try very hard to do or achieve something

If getting better sleep, decreasing social media use, and changing your habits are topics that interest you, you can find posts on those topics and more in the Self-Development area of this site.

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“self-betterment,” Dictionary, Accessed 1/9/2021.
Strive – Definition for English-Language Learners from Merriam-Webster’s Learner’s Dictionary. (n.d.). Merriam-Webster. Retrieved February 16, 2021, from