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May 25, 2017

Textbooks can only get you so far. To master a new language, you have to speak it with others. Use these five conversation starters to practice English with new people. 1. The Weather The weather is a universal topic of conversation. Check the forecast or just look outside, then try these suggestions. – The weather […]

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May 16, 2017

English is the language used most commonly in worldwide business. However, learning English also shows employers that you have a variety of workplace skills that can help you be successful in any role. It Shows You Are Driven Learning English will show employers that you have ambition and plan to be successful in the future. […]

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May 8, 2017

Did you miss our past blogs about how technology can help you learn English? Don’t worry! This recap highlights four blog posts full of great tech ideas. Learning English as a Second Language: There’s an App for That! Apps are a great way to learn English. You can take them anywhere for convenient language learning […]

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April 26, 2017

There’s no denying that learning English is difficult, but learning a second language can help enrich your life. At ALCC, we’ve helped many international students learn English while seeing and experiencing the culture of New York City. As a result, we’ve heard many myths about learning a new language. Here are some of the most […]

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April 19, 2017

We understand how challenging it is to learn a new language. Often, it is the most difficult aspect of trying to fit into a new country or culture. In addition to speaking a new language, there will be formal settings that require a mastery of writing in English. It may be that you have to […]

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April 13, 2017

As you’re learning English as a second language, we want to help you expand your understanding of American culture. Knowing these unusual facts can make interactions with Americans more fun. Americans are Friendly Smiling at strangers is something Americans tend to do, so don’t let it unnerve you. When waiting in lines or traveling by […]

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April 4, 2017

Going to a new ESL school can be tough, but living with your fellow students makes the experience that much more fun. We want you to feel as comfortable as possible at school, so we’ve put together a few tips to help transform your dorm room into a home away from home. Decorate with Pictures […]

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March 30, 2017

Words are the building blocks of language. When built into sentences, they communicate thoughts. Knowing what each word means may not always help a student understand the sentence. Sometimes, words combine to make something different than the direct translation. English speakers frequently use idioms to express themselves. The idioms used often reflect distinct cultural, historical, […]

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March 21, 2017

Podcasts have become a major new media over the last decade. There are thousands to choose from; some cover very specific topics while others are more generalized. For people trying to learn English, podcasts can be an excellent way to pick up new vocabulary, train the ear to conversational speech, and improve listening comprehension. We […]

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March 16, 2017

Learning a new language requires dedication and effort from the student, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun! Watching movies and television shows in English can be a great way to absorb the language while staying entertained. It’s also an excellent way to learn specific lessons that textbooks often miss, like slang and popular […]

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