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Kate O'Brien

Kate is an educator, writer, and the Academic Coordinator at EF Chicago. Languages are her passion—learning them, using them, and teaching them. In her free time, Kate enjoys dancing, yoga, traveling, taking walks, and reading.

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Eight excellent digital resources for English language learners
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I frequently have students asking for advice on how to improve different areas in which they are str...

Grammar recap: Intro to gerunds and infinitives
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As students become more proficient in English, they inevitably begin focusing on some of the trickie...

How to teach mixed conditionals
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Mixed conditionals are one of the more difficult and confusing grammar points to teach. Those of us ...

Our favorite tip to kick-start students’ reading skills
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Reading and writing are perhaps the most overlooked  skills when learning English, but are just as i...