Author Archives: Susana Castaneda

About Susana Castaneda

I am a Business English teacher, teacher trainer and business owner. I write based on my experience and knowledge as an entrepreneur and teacher in Lima-Perú. If you find these useful, thanks in advance for your comments ;)

Is Learning English like getting fit?

In this blog post, I want to present the idea that learning a language in our times works in the same way as when we want to achieve physical well-being. A. Why should we compare learning a language with fitness? … Continue reading

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How to Improve your Presentations in English

Most of my students already do great presentations in their own language, so I usually teach them key phrases and expressions so they can do the same in English. However, I’ve seen my students benefit a lot from watching real … Continue reading

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Where does Real Motivation Come From?

As a teacher, I have seen students who are definitely engaged and full of positive feelings towards learning. It’s not surprising that those are the students who succeed and the ones who get the most out of every lesson I … Continue reading

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How Long Will it Take For Me to Learn English?

Everyone knows that practice makes perfect. My goal in life is having my students achieve that perfection in English. The way they get there is what intrigues me: What’s the best way? How to keep them engaged throughout the whole … Continue reading

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3 Amazing YouTube Channels to Learn English

I know you are always interested in improving your English. So, have you tried learning English on YouTube? Sounds too informal?  YouTube isn’t just about cats and silly videos anymore! Actually, there are thousands of free YouTube videos to help … Continue reading

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Dear teacher: This is the question you’re NOT asking your students.

Recently I was watching a video from one of my favorite authors. The video introduced a unique way to think about a problem and how to solve it. It was basically about how we approach problem-solving and how we need … Continue reading

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This is Why One-to-One Lessons are the Best Option for You

One of the objections that students have about taking private lessons is pricing. Private lessons are often more expensive than group classes if you look at a monthly fee. However, I think that we’re talking about value for money because private lessons can offer you better results for your investment. Continue reading

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