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November 29, 2016

We all know that famous people come from all over the world. What we don’t realize is just how many celebrities have had to learn English as a second language on their way to fame. Here are just a few of many. 1. Penelope Cruz Learning English may not be something she puts front and […]

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November 21, 2016

While English is technically one language, many words (especially slang) vary across American, British, and Australian English. These common English words have different meanings in different countries. Students can keep this helpful resource in mind when learning English, regardless of which dialect is studied. Spelling Differences While spelling varies in all three countries, there are […]

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November 8, 2016

When learning a new language, it’s normal to run into roadblocks along the way. Getting past these struggles is an important step in becoming fluent. Here are five ways to avoid feeling discouraged when learning English or another foreign language. 1. Think About Goals When you first started learning a language, you probably set a […]

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October 26, 2016

While a classroom setting is important for learning a new language, there are other ways to build skills and increase familiarity with new words and phrases. While the following activities and games can certainly be used in a class, they are perfect for practice at home with friends or a study group. Charades Acting out […]

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October 10, 2016

Pen pals are writing friends who exchange letters or emails on a regular basis. Although pen pals can live in the same country, they can also be from different cultures and might even speak different languages. At American Language Communication Center, our English classes offer many opportunities for students to improve their English writing skills. […]

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September 29, 2016

Did you know that using technology like iPads can help you learn English? Below are some facts about how you can use them to practice outside of class. Access to Education Apps There are many iPad apps that can help you practice English in fun ways. For example, Preposition Builder teaches you to use prepositions […]

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September 7, 2016

Learning a new language requires hard work and effort. One way to make learning fun and easy is to play word games. Here are the main reasons why word games can help an English as a second language student like you. Improve Understanding Word games can teach English concepts like sentence structure. Some of them […]

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August 24, 2016

Going to class and listening to a teacher talk about a new language can only get you so far. To learn English properly, you need to hear how it is spoken in everyday life. To make the most out of your language learning experience, adhere to the following tips for using movies to help you […]

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August 3, 2016

Learning English is not a simple task. For example, some words are written alike but pronounced differently, while others sound the same but are spelled differently. There is no better way to learn the difference between confusing words than to read the newspaper. Local and National Papers Local papers are not just a good way […]

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July 14, 2016

Learning a completely new language is difficult. English language learning can be particularly challenging, but the right tips can help you succeed in picking up the new language. Plan Learning Daily Start by figuring out how English language learning will fit into your weekly schedule. If you intend to take classes at a school, you […]

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