‘Houston, we have a problem’ – How to prepare for a stressful conversation in English

Communication strategy is useful for all of us who work in high stakes corporate environments. There is even more pressure on those that have to have stressful meetings and conversations in English when it is not their native language. Read more

How to make meetings more productive

This week we have the other half of Locus English, Emily Gibbons, as a guest writer on the blog. Emily has many years of business experience in both Europe and Morocco. One of the main drivers of Locus English’s success is Emily’s ability to coach and guide our clients in the business landscape. We hope you enjoy this article she has written on how to make the dreaded, time-sucking meetings, that we all have to show up for, more productive!

How to make meetings more productive

In the 1960s, executives spent an average of 10 hours a week in meetings: now it’s closer to 23. Yet we still haven’t mastered the art of meeting well. By employing clever facilitation techniques and managing tricky attitudes, we can turn a time drain into a productive teamwork tool.  Read more

ESL Podcast Game

60 Second Podcasts


Podcasts are a great way to listen to English while learning new information. In this collection of short podcasts from ‘Scientific American –  60 Second Mind’ we will hear a variety of subjects. You will listen to each podcast and then discuss with your coach. Note any vocabulary that you do not understand and try to guess the podcast title.

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