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September 21, 2017

Learning a new language is no easy task. A teacher or partner to practice with can help keep you on track, but what about when you’re at home and need some extra practice? Once you leave the classroom, it can be hard to tell if you’re pronouncing certain words or phrases correctly. That’s where practicing […]

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September 12, 2017

The season right after summer is called autumn. Or, is it fall? When you’re learning English, it can be easy to accidentally mix up words that sound similar or have similar meanings. So, do fall and autumn mean different things? Or are they simply two words for the same thing? A Brief History of the […]

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September 7, 2017

Ordering food at a restaurant when you are still learning the language can feel very overwhelming. Make the experience less stressful. Learn these commonly used social rules and phrases for your next restaurant visit. Eating out is a big part of American culture, and speaking with new people, like the waiter at your local cafe, […]

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August 29, 2017

New York City is a bustling, diverse destination with a huge population of both native and non-native English speakers. This makes it the perfect location to develop your English proficiency. There are a variety of transportation options in New York City, including public transit, rideshare services, and taxicabs. Cabs are an affordable and convenient choice, […]

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August 24, 2017

Enrolling in language courses is an exciting first step in the process of becoming fluent in a new language. You want to ensure you use your time wisely and improve your skills as much as possible. Here are some great tips to maximize success while enrolled in language courses.   Set Attainable Goals Whether you […]

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August 15, 2017

Nobody likes to be judged or evaluated poorly based on their performance, so it makes sense that some people would be nervous about making mistakes when speaking a new language. But, studies show that making mistakes and learning from them is part of the process of developing any skill. In fact, research shows that you […]

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August 10, 2017

Mastering the English language requires more than just learning vocabulary words and the rules of grammar. You must also understand how people in the culture communicate when no words are used. Hand symbols, head movements, and other gestures do not all mean the same thing in every culture. Therefore, in order to become truly fluent […]

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July 31, 2017

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) measures a student’s ability to succeed in an American college or university. Other English-speaking countries also require TOEFL scores when international students apply. Here are a few tips to help in your TOEFL preparation. Make English Your Second Language English can be difficult to learn. In […]

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July 25, 2017

English is one of the most rewarding languages to learn, but it is also one of the most difficult. Today, let’s take a break from vocabulary and grammar and learn some fun facts about the history of English. It’s Changed a Lot Over the Years Modern English is based on earlier versions of English. The […]

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July 17, 2017

The English language is full of idioms and slang expressions—about 25,000 of them. It can be difficult for English learners to understand and use them correctly. However, once you get the hang of them, you’ll sound a lot more like a native speaker! Here’s a roundup of three past blog posts explaining popular English idioms. […]

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