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Cours d’Anglais en Visioconférence

Pierre GESLiN, “le Prof”…

Sur ENGLiSHCiRCLE.fr, la visioconférence se fait entre un apprenant et un formateur uniquement. Pas de cours d’anglais avec d’autres élèves qui n’ont forcément pas le même niveau et qui vous prennent du temps de parole.

ENGLiSHCiRCLE.fr optimise l’usage de la visioconférence et ne propose que des cours particuliers avec votre formateur dans la salle de cours. Tous nos cours d’anglais avec Pierre GESLiN, le professeur se font en face-à-face: Un professeur = Un élève apprenant!

Contactez Pierre GESLIN maintenant (+33 685 75 99 17) pour un entretien préliminaire GRATUIT pour définir vos besoins et établir un programme de cours. (pierre@pierregeslin.com).

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No, Where…
Now, Here…

The art of stillness

By Siddhartha Roy

In an age characterized by aggressive haste and information overload, Pico Iyer’s talk on the art of stillness points us to “one of our greatest [and mostly forgotten] luxuries” — the empty space one arrives at by being still. This empty space, I believe, is partly the answer to THE grand challenge of our era: countering the growing assault on our attention and the consequent lack of mindfulness in work, relationships and, most importantly, our inner lives. If one is constantly distracted by pings, tweets and emails and only superficially engaged, we risk becoming cogs in the distraction economy, possibly even losing the capacity for compassion, contemplation and deep engagement.

Pico talks about taking a vacation “in time,” by “simply sitting still and going nowhere.” This should not be confused with discursive thought (or even passive rumination), which is often a primary source of human suffering. Instead, engaging in practices like mindfulness meditation, running or simply sitting still for long periods of time can offer us a refuge from the dizzying pace of our lives and help us reset our inner compass to what really matters. For example, when working 16+ hour days and facing a dearth of active reflection time at the height of uncovering the Flint Water Crisis, running on the streets of Blacksburg, Virginia at 2 a.m. was the only way I could stay sane. Or the ten days I spent on a meditation retreat in the Himalayas a few years ago that pointed me to a deep and messy inner world I could access after prolonged periods of externally-imposed stillness.

Pico shares a crucial insight: it’s only by going to a place of real quiet that we’ll have anything fresh or creative or joyful to share with the world. This also calls for mindful consumption of (and sometimes abstaining from) content, even though we may be drowning in emails and good television. In a time when every headline is screaming for us to lose our minds, the need for more of us to be calm and clear so as to think, reflect and act better cannot be exaggerated.

Pico’s talk is an amusing paradox — a travel writer extolling the virtues of “going nowhere.” Take a listen. And then, if you are so tempted, go. Go nowhere.



Here’s to the best reward a teacher can get…
From Maxime, a student of mine of years ago…
Feeling grateful and humbled…
(as seen on Facebook)

Pierre Geslin
Thank you Maxime!
You are too kind!
Hope you are happy and doing well…
And, if and when you have a spare moment, you are alway welcome on www.ENGLiSHCiRCLE.fr  and/or on www.facebook.com/MyENGLiSHCiRCLE/ !
Warm regards,



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What explains the rise of humans?

Seventy thousand years ago, our human ancestors were insignificant animals, just minding their own business in a corner of Africa with all the other animals. But now, few would disagree that humans dominate planet Earth; we’ve spread to every continent, and our actions determine the fate of other animals (and possibly Earth itself). How did we get from there to here? Historian Yuval Noah Harari suggests a surprising reason for the rise of humanity.

List of 213 English Irregular Verbs

UsingEnglish.com’s Irregular Verbs List is one of the most comprehensive lists available. Below is our common English irregular verbs list which includes 213 verbs and shows the infinitive, the past simple and the past participle forms.


  • Alternate forms are separated by a / character.
  • Click on a verb to view the definition and extended information about it including the 3rd person singular and the present participle / gerund forms.
  • Our complete list of 623 irregular verbs provides 410 extra definitions and includes rare and antiquated forms. Sign up for free now!
  • Download the PDF version of our Common Irregular Verb List (64K) which is perfect to print and share.

Irregular Verb List (PDF)

Download the PDF version of our Common Irregular Verb List which is perfect to print and share.

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Jay Walker explains why two billion people around the world are trying to learn English. He shares photos and spine-tingling audio of Chinese students rehearsing English — “the world’s second language” — by the thousands.

This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.

Free Online Learning Resources

ENGLiSHCiRCLE Online Learning Resources

ENGLiSHCiRCLE Online Learning Resources

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Learning a new language can enrich your life in ways you wouldn’t expect, but it still sounds intimidating, doesn’t it? Kids seem to pick up on new languages so easily, but once you’re a bit older… well, it’s tough to learn new skills in general.

And it can be expensive, too. There are a ton of costly options, from online courses to night school to full college or university courses. Get started writing and speaking Spanish with two self-paced courses from La Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. The first course is 7 weeks long and teaches basic conversational skills and verb conjugation. Practice writing and speaking everyday phrases and get an introduction to Spanish culture. Go further with part two, a 4-week, self-paced online Spanish course that teaches more advanced phrases and vocabulary you can also learn about in this english tuition classes found at https://www.slcedu.sg/english-tuition-singapore.

Online learning has become increasingly popular in recent years, and for good reason. It offers flexibility and accessibility to students of all ages and backgrounds, regardless of their location or schedule. Moreover, online learning platforms are constantly improving, providing interactive and engaging experiences that can be just as effective as traditional classroom settings. One example is the use of LMS for healthcare training, which enables healthcare professionals to learn and develop new skills at their own pace, while also providing a platform for ongoing professional development. With the rapid advancements in technology, the possibilities for online learning are endless, making it an excellent option for anyone looking to expand their knowledge and skills.

Becoming fluent, or even just mastering enough of a language to carry a conversation, can be a huge help if you’re considering expanding your business into a new market, or accepting a job in another country. Some languages can even help you do better business here at home. Learning a new language can also create opportunities for you to work as an interpreter. A recent search of Indeed.com showed strong demand, over 2,000 open job listings, for interpreters in a variety of languages. Fluency in a second language is a unique and rare skill that can be used for career growth and advancement. French language tutors, for instance, play a pivotal role in helping individuals develop this skill, ultimately expanding their professional horizons.

Vocabulary: The Oxford 3000 Wordlist

Which words should students learn to succeed in English?

Discover the power of the Oxford 3000 Wordlist...

Discover the power of the Oxford 3000 Wordlist…

Patrick White, Head of Dictionaries and Reference Grammar in the English Language Teaching Division of Oxford University Press explains why students ask this question, and what might be the answer.

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Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.

Amy Cuddy’s research on body language reveals that we can change other people’s perceptions — and even our own body chemistry — simply by changing body positions. Full bio

Why you should listen to her: