Sandy Koop

‘You Ask, Sandy Answers’ is a collaboration between You May and Kope with Learning. Sandy Koop is the founder of Kope with Learning. She provides English language and culture training to people from different culture backgrounds. Her students include expatriate families and international students who come to work and study in the U.S. With decades of teaching experience, Sandy understands the culture and language challenges faced by the new arrivals. If you have any English language or culture related question, please visit or send your question to

The Secret to Adapting to Change(Part 3)


YouMay Published in 2022-02-11

At one point in our children’s lives, we enjoyed raising Shetland Sheepdogs. Skye and Lad gave us several litters of adorable puppies. Then,...

Adapting to Change ( Part 2 )

YouMay Published in 2022-02-03

A year ago, Rana, one of my ESL students from the Middle East, appeared at my door with a lovely green Money Plant in her hand. Af...

Do You See “Change” a Friend or Enemy?


YouMay Published in 2021-10-25

Here is a challenging riddle for you. Look around you. What one thing do they all have in common?  The weather, your child, your job, your n...

Priceless Gift of Being Bilingual


YouMay Published in 2019-02-26

You May: After arriving in the U.S., we found it difficult to motivate ourselves to learn English; and later as our life settled in the U.S....

Understand Culture Shock


YouMay Published in 2018-11-23

Culture Shock Hit Them Hard One chilly September morning, I drove to the university campus housing to check on a group of five Chinese young...