September 14, 2016

international housekeeping week 2016

Every year, there is one special week set aside to honor our heroes of Housekeeping! I want to tell you the story of how I started teaching English to hotel housekeepers. (more…)


August 4, 2016

Must Read Books to Grow Your ESL Business |

This post contains affiliate links. I founded Workplace ESL Solutions in 1992 after earning my master’s degree in TESL and realizing the critical need for workplace English training. Since then, my team of language experts and I have been busting stereotypes and empowering English as a Second Language employees across continents and industries, including hospitality, education, real estate, and healthcare.  Today I am sharing 11 must read books to grow your ESL business.  These books…


July 6, 2015

In addition to owning and managing her own Workplace ESL business, Ronna Timpa is an active member of the Nevada Hotel and Lodging Association. She works closely with the staff in many projects including sales, events, seminars and communication. Here is an article that highlights Ronna’s team involvement with NHLA. Read through it to learn all that Ronna contributes to the association and the industry. She is a highly valued member and friend of the state-wide hospitality trade…


July 1, 2015

Have you ever really thought about what language is? When we speak, we convey thoughts and ideas through sounds. When we combine these sounds into units of meaning we get words and word parts. Then we combine these words into larger units- phrases, clauses, sentences, and discourses. And in order to be effective in communicating we don’t do any of this randomly. We use a set of established patterns, “rules” to communicate our message. Imagine if there was no language. Imagine…