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Conversational English Tips in New York, NY

November 17, 2017

Learning a new language can be difficult, but as technology continues to advance, a growing number of learning tools develop. You might not think that the social networking site Twitter would be one of these resources, but these helpful Twitter accounts are a great way to make your effort to learn English part of your […]

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November 3, 2017

It’s important to learn English in a classroom setting in order to get a strong foundation of the language. But between courses, finding a fluent partner to practice English with is a great way to improve skills with the language. Thanks to technology, it’s now easier than ever to find a partner to practice with, […]

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September 12, 2017

The season right after summer is called autumn. Or, is it fall? When you’re learning English, it can be easy to accidentally mix up words that sound similar or have similar meanings. So, do fall and autumn mean different things? Or are they simply two words for the same thing? A Brief History of the […]

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September 7, 2017

Ordering food at a restaurant when you are still learning the language can feel very overwhelming. Make the experience less stressful. Learn these commonly used social rules and phrases for your next restaurant visit. Eating out is a big part of American culture, and speaking with new people, like the waiter at your local cafe, […]

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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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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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May 25, 2017

Textbooks can only get you so far. To master a new language, you have to speak it with others. Use these five conversation starters to practice English with new people. 1. The Weather The weather is a universal topic of conversation. Check the forecast or just look outside, then try these suggestions. – The weather […]

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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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