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Category Archives: Conversational English

November 8, 2016

When learning a new language, it’s normal to run into roadblocks along the way. Getting past these struggles is an important step in becoming fluent. Here are five ways to avoid feeling discouraged when learning English or another foreign language. 1. Think About Goals When you first started learning a language, you probably set a […]

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August 24, 2016

Going to class and listening to a teacher talk about a new language can only get you so far. To learn English properly, you need to hear how it is spoken in everyday life. To make the most out of your language learning experience, adhere to the following tips for using movies to help you […]

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May 27, 2016

A potential employee’s skills can make him or her stand out among a long list of applicants. Learning a second language creates new opportunities for workers, especially in a city like New York that values diversity. Learning English as a second language or brushing up on one’s Spanish, French, or other language skills can really […]

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April 22, 2016

When you get lost in an English speaking country most people are happy to point you in the right direction. Here are some important ideas to consider and some key phrases to use when trying to find your way. Introduce Yourself Politely When asking for directions in English, try to approach someone politely and briefly […]

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April 13, 2016

A dinner party is an excellent opportunity for new language learners to try out their conversational English. With that said, it is perfectly natural to feel a bit apprehensive about attending a soiree in a foreign tongue. Will you know what to say when you meet someone new? Here are ten time-tested English conversation starters […]

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April 8, 2016

In order to master the English language, you must first master the art of giving compliments. Many friendships, conversations, and relationships can start and develop through a well-placed compliment. When giving a compliment in English, the meaning you convey is often just as important as the words you choose to use. Here’s how to perfect […]

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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 8, 2015

New York City is a hub of culture. With countless museums, neighborhood events, festivals, and more, the city is the perfect place to practice speaking English while soaking in the wealth of language and culture. There are so many great ways to practice that it might be difficult to know where to start—but here are […]

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November 30, 2015

While learning a new language is proven to increase your IQ, few people actually go into the language-learning experience to do so. Most people decide to learn one because they are interested in the culture, they have to learn one for school or work, or they simply wish to travel to a region where that […]

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September 25, 2015

Growing your vocabulary is essential if you want to truly converse well in a new language, but long lists of new words to memorize aren’t much fun. Endless drills may improve retention a bit, but actually applying the new words in a fun way will help students truly master them. These quick, easy, and fun […]

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