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Category Archives: Conversational English

July 31, 2014

When learning English, you may be under the impression that you have to speak perfectly to survive in the U.S., U.K., or other countries where the language is native. Think again. Consider just a few movie stars whose first language is not English. Many famous actors and musicians gained international success because of their ability […]

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June 17, 2014

As anyone who studies a second language knows, half the battle is finding ways to make studying enjoyable so that you can incorporate it into your everyday life. One idea every language student should consider is listening to podcasts. These audio broadcasts cover nearly every topic imaginable and give you the chance to practice English […]

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June 12, 2014

Want to learn English as a second language? The best way to succeed in your goal is to read the language. Read English everyday and as much as possible. Immerse yourself in it. By reading English, you start to understand sentence structure, grammar, context, meanings of words, and so much more. Here at ALCC, we […]

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May 27, 2014

There are so many aspects of really learning a second language, including important areas like vocabulary building, comprehension, writing skills, and lots more. If you’re learning English, pronunciation is surely one of the things you’re concerned about. It’s true that practice makes perfect, but many students are looking for fun and unique ways to work […]

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May 22, 2014

If you’re learning English, you’re probably interested in finding fun ways to practice and grow your skills. Social media is one tool that all students can use, no matter how basic or advanced their language skills are. If you’re active on Twitter, why not use your account to your advantage when it comes to practicing […]

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April 15, 2014

Students who are learning English and want to master the language should look outside the classroom for opportunities. Research shows that while classroom studies help students build a good foundation, it’s real life exposure and practice that make all the difference. By putting themselves in casual settings where the second language seamlessly fits in, they […]

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November 21, 2013

Students who come to the United States to learn English are prepared for lots of hard work. They know that there will be lots of time in the classroom, at-home practice, and many verbal and written exercises. But learning how to tell and understand jokes can be a fun and easy way to learn English! […]

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November 12, 2013

As a teacher at an ESL school, I get to welcome hundreds of foreign students each year. Throughout their time here, these students are able to experience all of the customs and traditions that are part of American culture. It’s especially exciting when a major holiday is approaching, because ESL school students get to see […]

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August 28, 2013

The best way to start learning English as a second language is to engage with popular culture. When you’re looking to work or study abroad, you can often learn language more effectively when you listen to music and watch movies and television shows in English. In a classroom environment, you are usually taught to speak […]

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June 24, 2013

Many English as a Second Language schools have popular celebrities like Rihanna to thank for the renewed interest in ESL courses and language learning success. A recent study performed by Kaplan International Colleges showed that participants indicated they wanted to learn English in order to better understand her lyrics. Lyrics to Rihanna’s songs were a […]

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