Don’t Confuse “Busy-ness” With “Doing Business”: 5 Practical Time Management Tips

Vocabulary Bank: Time Management is a Soft Skill. Most people know that. But what most people don’t know is that the idea of “Soft Skills” was an invention of the United States Army in 1972. This fact makes “Soft Skills” a part of American English-language culture. That is why learning about and developing Soft SkillsContinue reading “Don’t Confuse “Busy-ness” With “Doing Business”: 5 Practical Time Management Tips”

Why American English and British English Words are Spelled Differently

Vocabulary Bank: One of the topics that frequently comes up in my sessions with students and clients is that of the differences in the spelling of some American English and British English words. It’s no secret that the two dialects of English have almost been seen as being in competition with one another where theContinue reading “Why American English and British English Words are Spelled Differently”

Welcome to “The Better English Blog”

Hi and welcome to “The Better English Blog” – the place where advanced non-native speakers of English can enjoy quality reading material while exploring the English language in-depth. I’m Michelle Charles and I am a Business English Coach and Soft Skills Trainer with over 20 years of experience in international communications consulting in both theContinue reading “Welcome to “The Better English Blog””