Joshua Rhys

Joshua is a language teacher, writer, and curriculum designer currently based in Berlin, Germany. He is curious about the intersection of technology and education and believes there has never been a better time to learn a language.

Latest posts by Joshua Rhys

Young man in an armchair studying English modal verbs

Mar 10, 2021

English modal verbs of obligation and probability

Struggling with your English modals? Read on to find out more from our English teacher, Joshua.

Young girl posing and thinking about CEFR levels

Jun 01, 2020

CEFR Levels in English: Everything you need to know (and why they matter)

If you are a learner of English there is no doubt you will be familiar with the CEFR. One of...

Nov 14, 2019

Top Tips for Tipping Abroad

Tip, or not to tip? Anyone who has lived abroad or across cultures has probably encountered a familiar and striking...

May 14, 2019

English articles explained

Tiny words with lots of power, and used incorrectly can cause lots of confusion. Welcome to the world of English...

May 14, 2019

What is reverse culture shock?

Our teacher, Joshua, has travelled the world and currently lives in Germany. He explains his experiences of reverse culture shock...

A young woman with headphones practicing the different accents from the UK

May 13, 2019

UK dialect and accent differences: 9 accents to know

It may come as a shock to some people that not everyone in the UK speaks with the 'Queen's English'....

Mar 04, 2019

Top tips: English countable and uncountable nouns

Nouns can be simple at first glance, but come with a host of rules and associated words that can have...

Feb 21, 2019

International year of indigenous languages

It's the International Year of Indigenous Languages. Read on to find out more from our teacher, Joshua,

Jan 30, 2019

What the heck is the passive voice?

Have you ever found your sentences lack directness? Does your written English feel wordy and vague? Misuse of the passive...