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Category Archives: American slang

May 27, 2014

There are so many aspects of really learning a second language, including important areas like vocabulary building, comprehension, writing skills, and lots more. If you’re learning English, pronunciation is surely one of the things you’re concerned about. It’s true that practice makes perfect, but many students are looking for fun and unique ways to work […]

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March 13, 2014

Once a person wanting to learn spoken English has made it through the myriad of grammar rules and odd pronunciations, they are then thrown another curve ball: slang. Some words are simply made up and cannot translate. It’s then almost a whole other lesson plan to learn all the different words and phrases. 1. Selfie […]

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July 25, 2013

Taking classes to learn English is one of the easiest ways to help acquire knowledge about the most common universal language. It can sometimes be difficult for ESL teachers to maintain a fresh perspective and introduce new ideas in unusual ways to their students. Studies have shown that implementing creative didactics with conventional curriculum lesson […]

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June 24, 2013

Many English as a Second Language schools have popular celebrities like Rihanna to thank for the renewed interest in ESL courses and language learning success. A recent study performed by Kaplan International Colleges showed that participants indicated they wanted to learn English in order to better understand her lyrics. Lyrics to Rihanna’s songs were a […]

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April 30, 2013

ESL teachers and students are always looking for different resources to use when trying to teach or learn the language. For those teaching or learning in New York City, an excellent resource is the program known as We Are New York. This is a television program that was created to help immigrants to the United […]

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April 26, 2013

In an ESL classroom, the material being presented needs to be done in an informative, fun method. One way to present material is through the use of games. Games do not have to be a part of every class, but they are effective when learning new material or reviewing for a test. The three main […]

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February 21, 2013

English is a complicated language, made even more difficult by its large amount of idiomatic expressions and slang. But American Language Communication Center, a New York City school dedicated to teaching English as a second language, can help make sense of when and where to use such slang. For instance, the word “boogie” means to […]

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