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Category Archives: communication

September 28, 2015

Cultural dining etiquette might surprise you with some of its important rules. Don’t get caught making a serious faux pas at a restaurant. Knowing these tips will help ensure that you have an enjoyable meal with friends or family—no matter where you are in the world. Chopstick Rules The way you handle chopsticks is important […]

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September 21, 2015

Being able to engage in conversation is key when speaking a new language. True mastery of the language comes when one has grasped vocabulary, sentence structure, grammar concepts, and linguistics. But as you’re learning to speak the language, aim not for fluency but for sufficient knowledge for traveling in a country that speaks that language. […]

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September 10, 2015

Small talk is a term used for short, sometimes impersonal conversations in English between people who don’t know each other well. The goal of these conversations is often to get to know each other better. These tips will guide you through the things that non-native speakers should know about small talk in English. -Project a […]

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September 2, 2015

The grand process for students who wish to learn English as a Second Language in a consolidated crash course can be difficult. By enveloping themselves in the culture, students will be able to pick up the language more efficiently.   Use Your Context Clues It has been acknowledged that students will never fully master the […]

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August 18, 2015

Practice is essential if you aim to become fluent in a new language. Although some aspects of English are basic and straightforward, there are challenges with this dialect. To learn English pronunciation, you will need to review the rules, study the exceptions, and practice until you are comfortable.   Learn New Words Correctly As you […]

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May 21, 2015

English grammar can be confusing for people new to the language. As you learn English, you will sometimes hear words that sound the same with very different meanings. These words are called homophones. When speaking, homophones shouldn’t confuse you. However, when you are writing or reading, you may encounter phrases with terms that sound the […]

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May 20, 2015

Do you have a fear of getting lost in one of the largest cities in the world simply because you are still learning the native language? It can be scary learning how to ride public transit while also learning English in New York City. However, if you follow these tips, you will learn how to […]

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May 12, 2015

Striking up a conversation with a stranger can be an excellent way to develop and hone your language skills. You might be comfortable talking with your English teacher, but you will reach a point where it is time to move past your comfort zone and learn how to speak with other people, too. Learning conversational […]

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November 19, 2014

In the English language, there’s a different way to greet someone depending on the occasion and the person being greeted. Learn fifteen different ways to say hello, as well as when to use each one. As you begin to learn English, you will probably find that there’s more than one way to say hello. If […]

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October 21, 2014

Learning English can be both fun and challenging because so many words can easily be misused. Some words may sound similar or even look alike, yet may have two different meanings. These types of words can easily confuse people and international students trying to learn English. Check out some of the most common English words […]

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