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Tips for mastering English

If you've been reading the blog, you probably already understand PhraseMix's philosophy of language learning. But just in case you need a reminder, I posted a new page on How to Learn English. This is a collection of my best ideas for how to improve your English skill quickly. 

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Some unusual advice for improving your English accent

People often ask my opinion about how to improve their English accent. The best answer, of course, is to spend a lot of time listening carefully to natural, native English. But there's another secret which has to do with your attitude.

The secret is:


Do you have a different personality when you speak English?

The other day, I got into a conversation with one of the students I tutor. She's from Japan, and has been studying English in New York for over a year. We were talking about how she acts around her English-speaking coworkers. I asked her:

"Is your personality a lot different when you speak...

Should you focus on your flaws or your strengths when it comes to learning English?

How do you feel about your English-speaking ability? Do you think to yourself:

"Wow, I've come so far! I can speak English a lot better than I used to."

or do you think:

"Man, my English isn't very good. There are so many things that I don't know how to say."

I bring this up because I read...

PhraseMix named one of the Top 25 Language Learning Blogs of 2011

Thanks to your help, PhraseMix has been honored in the Top 100 Language Lovers 2011 competition at

We were chosen as #19 in the Top 25 Language Learning Blogs. And when I say "we", I mean PhraseMix and you! Thanks for your support in the voting.

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