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Don't just learn. Overlearn.

If you're just reading each PhraseMix lesson, you're doing it wrong.

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I used to teach at an English conversation school in Japan. The students were mostly Japanese housewives and businessmen who came in two or three times a week.

There was one student who had been coming to the school...

How to get your questions answered

Do you have a question? Here are a few suggestions for how to get an answer quickly:

If you have a technical question or a suggestion for some way to improve PhraseMix, you can send it to me from the Contact page.

If you have a question or comment about a specific lesson, post it on...

The most popular PhraseMix post ever

People love lists.

That's what I've decided after looking at the recent web traffic numbers for PhraseMix.com.

There's one post which stands out as by far the most popular one I've ever written. To give you an idea of how popular it is, it gets more visitors than the actual PhraseMix.com home...

The 3 biggest improvements you can make to your English writing

I see a lot of emails and comments from English learners. Some of them are well-written, but others are filled with mistakes and hard to read.

There are so many different rules to follow and think about when you're writing in English. It might seem impossible to learn them all. But it's...

The "lean-back" language learning experience

The new Phrase Mixer review tool that I released last week represents an important new direction for PhraseMix Premium. It's the "lean-back" language learning experience.

"Lean-back experience" is a term that I learned at my day job at a large magazine publishing company. A few years ago,...


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