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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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March 7, 2017

It’s well worth the effort to pick up another language. As you learn English, keep in mind that speaking two or more languages can lead to many personal and professional gains. Greater Job Opportunities It’s true—many jobs favor bilingual speakers. Whether it’s Spanish, Chinese, German, Arabic, French, Korean, or something else, speaking a language besides […]

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February 21, 2017

Journaling is a fun and engaging way to record your thoughts. Writing can reveal a lot about a person and is a great way to keep track of your adventures. If you’re looking to practice English in a way that’s fun and helpful, get “write” to journaling! Here are a few tips to help you […]

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February 15, 2017

When practicing English, it can be a good idea to practice with native English speakers. One of the best ways to do this is through simple conversation. When speaking to others, there may come a time when you will not understand something being said. Here, we will go over the best ways to ask for […]

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February 9, 2017

Besides writing and speaking, reading English is one of the best ways to learn the language. Learn English in a new and entertaining way by diving into one of the following books! 1. Charlotte’s Web – E. B. White This time-honored book is a favorite among young people sharpening their reading skills. With its inspiring […]

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February 3, 2017

Watching movies to help learn English is an exciting method for young and new learners. It’s not only fun, but it’s also beneficial to learning cultural references, since movies feature natural language and cultural cues that one can’t doesn’t often get from textbooks. Watching films is an excellent way to get comfortable with understanding a […]

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January 30, 2017

Everyone loves music! Even when the song is another language, the beat, instruments, and voices can carry the meaning and give us a glimpse into that culture. However, translating a song can help you appreciate the music even more by expanding your vocabulary and helping you to practice English skills like listening and conversing. Translating […]

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January 23, 2017

When students begin to practice English, a lot of excitement can come from learning new words and terms. Expanding your vocabulary can increase communication skills and cultural understanding, and is a fun way to learn. Expanding Vocabulary It is important to keep learning new words as you practice English for many reasons beyond simply memorizing […]

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