Lindsay Lewis

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

Euphemistic Language. Lulu is a lemon.

Posted by on Nov 9, 2022

I was just perusing jobs on Linkedin, and found the most amusing one yet. In an attempt to make themselves look smart, Lululemon is advertising for ” seasonal educators” in its stores, aka sales clerks. Let me ” educate you ” about that expensive pair of pants that really does nothing for you. Try this colour. Perhaps you need a larger size? I find this extremely...

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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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