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Category Archives: Learning 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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October 26, 2016

While a classroom setting is important for learning a new language, there are other ways to build skills and increase familiarity with new words and phrases. While the following activities and games can certainly be used in a class, they are perfect for practice at home with friends or a study group. Charades Acting out […]

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October 10, 2016

Pen pals are writing friends who exchange letters or emails on a regular basis. Although pen pals can live in the same country, they can also be from different cultures and might even speak different languages. At American Language Communication Center, our English classes offer many opportunities for students to improve their English writing skills. […]

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May 20, 2016

English is one of the most difficult languages to learn, in part because there are so many seemingly nonsensical rules and techniques. At times, the language can even be difficult for native speakers to grasp! Although the best way to practice the language is through conversation, it helps to understand that English has some commonly […]

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May 17, 2016

Thanks to the internet and the advent of new technologies, it’s easier than ever for people to discover and learn about new and interesting topics. Even the process of learning a foreign language is easier due to the accessibility of so many different tools and resources. Benefits of Using Technology to Learn English Language instructors […]

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April 26, 2016

In order to improve your spoken English, it’s not always enough to converse with native speakers. Perfecting your English pronunciation also requires you to break habits through conscious self-correction. Working with a professional teacher is key. However, here are some other techniques and resources you can use to supplement your in-class learning. Train Your Ears […]

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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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March 10, 2016

Anyone striving to learn English as a second language has a number of challenges before becoming fluent. Some words have similar sounds, but they have very different meanings. It’s common for a novice to have confusion about similar words, but using context clues can make the intended meaning more clear. Here are some common similar-sounding […]

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