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Category Archives: communication

October 10, 2017

In October, New York City hosts some of the world’s biggest Halloween celebrations. Parades, parties, and costume contests are around every corner. This year, prepare yourself for a scary good time with this spooky vocabulary for Halloween. Creepy Creatures These words describe some of the scary beings you’ll find during October. Maybe you’ll even choose […]

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October 6, 2017

Today, the world is more diverse, multicultural, and multilingual than ever before. Thanks in large part to technology and the ease of international travel, the barriers that once divided countries and cultures are rapidly eroding. In this new world, the ability to speak multiple languages is an increasingly valuable skill, both professionally and personally. If […]

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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 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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July 5, 2017

There is no better place to learn English than in New York City, the melting pot of the world. When you’re not in the classroom, check out a few of these awesome activities. Metropolitan Museum of Art You could walk the halls of this legendary museum for days, looking at more than 2 million works […]

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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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December 23, 2015

To learn a foreign language, students must adopt new ways of thinking. It’s even necessary to formulate thoughts using your new vocabulary to gain familiarity with these phrases. Although challenging, practice will help cement these skills and make them easier. Forming thoughts in a new language helps students adopt critical fluency skills. Although it’s common […]

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December 18, 2015

Conversing in a new language is challenging for virtually anyone. While it’s one thing to learn words and phrases in a classroom, the process of actually having a conversation with a native speaker can be very different. Use these four English learning tips to become more confident and fluent as you speak. 1. Use Prepared […]

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