Let’s talk about shame. Shame is one of the most dangerous enemies when learning a language. It can make you give up, it can make you go slower than you could, it could prevent you from using what you know. It can freeze you.
I want to send this message out: there are many things that can get in the way, but do not let shame get in the way of improving your english skills. It does not matter if you are one of my current students, a former student or you are thinking of becoming one. Or maybe you just landed on this post while browsing. If you need to ask anything about English, please, by all means do. Whatever worries you, no matter how silly it might sound.
“I am ashamed because I should know by now.” To hell with that. If you do not know, whatever the reason, ask. Even if the reason is that you were too lazy to take notes in that class you took. Put that behind you, make a ball with your shame and throw it away.
I want this to be your safe place for all things english. No purchase required – it would be nice, though. Just drop a line and tell me your English worries.