Language: English


How to Remember Difficult English Spellings

How to Remember Difficult English Spellings

written by Benny Lewis

Do you struggle with English spelling? If so, you're not alone. There are no rules to English spelling, but there are simple hacks you can use to remember how to spell difficult English words.

The American Accent mission: Learning about phonetics and sentence rhythm in English to help with OTHER language projects!

written by Benny Lewis

Time to reveal what my fun part-time language mission for the summer is, and you may be surprised by how genuinely practical it is!! Basically, rather than learn a new language, as I normally tend to do (or maintain my current languages, which I am doing anyway this summer), I’ve decided to learn a new […]

Battle of wits: Nice and nasty ways to win when they want English practice

written by Benny Lewis

Nearly everywhere in the world, and with nearly every culture in the world, when you try to speak their language with them they are so pleased. They will encourage you and compliment you, and be happy to hear more. Your fears are unfounded and you should just make as many mistakes as you can – […]

Language Hacking tips for English speaking travellers (My TBEX talk)

written by Benny Lewis

Here it is! My first time ever speaking in front of such a large audience! The video is 30 minutes long and covers some tips and encouragement that I’ve mentioned on the blog at various times and which are covered in much more detail in the Language Hacking Guide of course. Since the audience was […]

Ironic post: Why English is all you need to travel the world

written by Benny Lewis

Over the last month, I’ve changed my ways of trying to communicate in the local language, and I’ve been living the life of a typical English-speaking tourist. This is the first time in a long time that I’ve tried this, as I almost always work on linguistic immersion as a means of getting to know […]