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Conversational English Tips in New York, NY

August 12, 2015

It’s been said that English is one of the hardest languages to grasp, both phonetically and literally. Yet, at least 60 percent of the world’s developed population makes learning English a priority. Here are three fantastic pieces of advice for ESL students to follow in order to achieve success in learning English.   1: Set […]

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August 10, 2015

English is the most widely spoken language in the U.S., but that doesn’t mean that all Americans speak the same dialect. In fact, traveling through the country can showcase vastly different phrases that may sound foreign and incomprehensible to people from different regions of the U.S. The continental U.S. may have as many as 24 […]

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August 4, 2015

Would you believe it if someone told you that modern-day hip-hop artists have larger vocabularies than William Shakespeare? According to an infographic published by data scientist Matt Daniels, the vocabulary featured in Shakespeare’s entire body of work is dwarfed by dozens of hip-hop legends. For example, for every 5,000 unique words Shakespeare used in his […]

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May 14, 2015

Learning a second language is difficult, but mastering idioms and slang expressions can be even more challenging. For example, if someone asks you, “what’s up?” they are not talking about the sky or the ceiling. “What’s up” is an expression that means, “How are you doing?” Let’s take a look at some other common conversational […]

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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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May 8, 2015

When you practice listening to a language other than your own, you are one step closer to becoming fluent in that language. Listening to podcasts can thus make learning English easier. Discover some of the benefits of using a podcast to learn a second language below. Why You Should Listen To Podcasts The main reason […]

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May 6, 2015

Music can bring people together like few other mediums can. The lyrics, beats, and inflections of songs can have a profound impact on people and define cultures. When you want to boost your English language skills, try singing songs with beautiful melodies and meaningful lyrics. Pronunciation Assistance Pronunciation can be challenging for non-native speakers. Rote […]

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February 19, 2015

New Yorkers, like residents of any other major American city, are proud of their accent and dialect. To understand the slang and accent of New Yorkers, you’ll need to really listen to their distinctive methods of English pronunciation and speech. Of course, no phrasebook or thesaurus is going to help you, so you’ll have to […]

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January 30, 2015

English is the primary language spoken in the United States, but due to the size of the country, there are distinct differences in the way people speak the language. For this reason, foreign students may find it challenging to interpret the different dialects of the English language, unless they are being taught by an established […]

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December 30, 2014

If you’ve already begun to learn English, you may already know that the language is used widely throughout the world. A few interesting facts and figures can help put the language’s status into perspective, showing how prevalent the study and use of English really is. Native Speakers There are approximately 380 million speakers of the […]

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