On Dec. 2, I had the opportunity to be a speaker for a 3-hour session on politeness in English for participants of the English program at BBT (Business Breakthrough, which offers programs seminars for businesses professionals). It was encouraging to see participants eagerly listening, taking notes and asking questions, and I gained a lot of insight into what English learners struggle with. It was a valuable experience and it inspired me to look further into ways that I could support people who are working towards improving their English skills.