Understand more. Speak more. Enjoy more.

About Making Sense of English

I help English language learners build skills and confidence.

I provide English speakers with tools to become successful communicators.

These tools include insights into cultural differences, language tips, sample conversations, and more!

Beginners, try out the listening resources and be sure to watch Emma’s video.

Video Introduction

*Click on CC (closed captioning) if you want to see the subtitles. I’ve edited them for accuracy. You can also view it on YouTube.

In addition to a brief introduction, you’ll learn the meaning of the following phrases and hear them used in context:

  • make sense
  • to stick with something

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?

If so, and mistakes are holding you back, read Embrace Mistakes in Language Learning next.

Who’s behind Making Sense of English?

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

About me:

  • I love learning and strongly believe in lifelong education and personal growth.
  • I practice gratitude daily because it helps me stay positive in an imperfect world.
  • I write for at least 30 minutes every morning.
  • I do yoga everyday.
  • I’m an aspiring minimalist.
  • I need to be surrounded by nature to feel relaxed.
  • I meditate for at least 5 minutes every evening.

Qualifications and Education:

  • English teacher to students from all over the world since 2006
  • M.Ed. in Education and Teaching English as a Second Language
  • B.A. in English and Education focusing on English Literature and English language learners
  • Massachusetts Educator’s License in English Secondary Education
  • TEFL Certified

I enjoy helping students become comfortable speaking English by giving them the tools and practice they need to understand English and start speaking English more confidently.

The very first tool is learning and using practical English. By using just 3 or 4 practical English questions, you can communicate in English right from the start!

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 the article 3 Tips to Jump-Start Your English and Add More Fun to Learning. 

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

Continue your journey now by learning 3 ways to start making sense of English.

Finally, 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!

If you’d like to connect with me to practice speaking, check out Speaking Together for drop in Zoom sessions.

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