Lindsay Lewis

English/ ESL consultant: Word worker, writer, teacher, mentor and poet. Author of This Won’t Hurt a Bit! on writing clear content.

Cambridge Admission

Posted by on Feb 4, 2022

This week, one of my students was accepted into the Cambridge School of Architecture in the U.K. How did I get her in? To differentiate one person from another is the key. I use personal branding to highlight her unique gifts and insights. She’s a brilliant artist and academic student, but she didn’t know how to interview or sell herself. I introduced her to Neri Oxman’s work,...

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Learning languages: Immersion works

Posted by on Oct 20, 2021

Do you think that you can’t learn a language, or that some people are naturally gifted at languages? Really it’s just hard work. I can pretty well guarantee that if you put in the time as I did, more than 1200 hours, you can attain some level of fluency. 1200 hours you ask. How can I do that. I got up at 6 a.m and watched old Italian movies and videos for two hours prior to starting...

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Teaching children with ADD and disabilities.

Posted by on Nov 7, 2020

Many students today seem to suffer from A.D.D. or A.D.H.D. I currently teach a student with three learning challenges. How can parents help their children when assisting with their homework? First, break information into small segments and concept check by making sure the child has understood the concept. For example, begin with concrete ideas such as identifying subjects and verbs in sentences....

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Italian language. Che bello! | Italian language, word origins, studying Italian, learning other languages

Posted by on May 31, 2020

I love studying Italian. I see so many interesting connections in the words. English of course originated in Latin and Greek, dilly dallied through French, which was the language of the elite , and then moved through the Anglo Saxon roots. This is why English is sometimes called a bastard language- really not quite nice. Let’s say it’s rich. I keep finding interesting connections as...

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School Rules and the Me Too # Movement

Posted by on Feb 4, 2020

As an educator with 27 years of teaching experience, and a mentor, I take great interest in my students. I have known one student since he was 4, and he’s now 15. He attends GNS, a private school in Victoria, and told me that the principal of the Middle School has created a “No Contact” rule. What exactly is the nature of this rule, and why was it created? He stated that the...

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