IDIOM LESSONS: FEELING BLUE
“Blue” has been used to mean “sad” since the 1300s. Today, people feel blue, have the blues, and even sing the blues — the blues being a form of music, with songs often about sad topics.
EnglishMobi was founded by Nicole L’Esperance and John Sailors with the aim of using technology to make English learning mobile, convenient, and fun.
Quick Targets in English is our most recent book series. This series aims to provide short English lessons that you can study anywhere. Each book focuses on one practical topic and includes conversations, new vocabulary, and quizzes. Most of all, they are fun!
Jay Sailors has spent more than 20 years in ESL publishing in the United States and Asia, and also has years of experience as an English teacher and school manager in Taipei, Hong Kong, Beijing, and the San Francisco Bay Area.
In his free time, Jay plays video games with his teenage son.
Nicole got her start in ESL publishing 15 years ago in Taiwan. Prior to that, she taught English in Korea, Thailand, Montreal, and Taiwan to students of all ages.
Nicole is a native English speaker from Canada who loves to grow vegetables in the garden, bake cake, and walk Sherman and Sasha, the family dogs.