A Complete Guide to Tipping in the United States

Tipping in the United States is common in restaurants and bars. It shows thanks for great service. If you’re new to the U.S., get the facts about how to tip in America. When Dining Out Most waiters make a minimum wage. This is about $2.15 an hour for tipped workers, and tips are designed to …

New Year’s Resolution: Three Tips for Expanding Your English Vocabulary in 2019

Do you want to make 2019 the year you really learn English? If so, try out these three tips for improving your English vocabulary. You might just be amazed at the results by the time 2020 arrives! Read Actively Reading is a major part of how we learn vocabulary in our native tongue. It’s also …

Formal and Informal Language: What’s the Difference?

As you learn a language, knowing when to use formal or informal language should become second nature. Understanding the difference between formal and informal language in English, and when to use each one, will help you communicate clearly in any situation. Formal Language In English, formal language is most commonly used in serious situations or …

3 Fun Activities for a Classic NYC Winter Experience

Temperatures are dropping, and New Yorkers are taking cover from the brutally cold weather, but that doesn’t mean you have to stay holed up at home all winter! There are a few classic New York City experiences just for the winter, and these are a few of our favorites. Outdoor Ice Skating Cross an item …

Gift Ideas for English Language Learners

The holiday season is upon us, and it’s time to start thinking about gifts for the loved ones in your life. For your sibling, friend, or significant other learning English, there are many holiday gifts you can give. Here are our top picks. Foreign Language Calendar An English language calendar is not only practical but …