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Category Archives: Learning English

November 25, 2014

English teachers encounter many different kinds of students who want to learn English. Each pupil comes from a different background, a different country, or speaks a different language. Despite these cultural variations, most fall into the same categories based on the ways in which they retain knowledge and are motivated to gain new skills. Which […]

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October 30, 2014

Taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL exam) is a great way for foreign students to get accepted to American colleges. The test measures English skills, which are equal to those of a university level. It evaluates writing, speaking, reading, and listening skills. The test is available at 4,500 testing locations around […]

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September 30, 2014

When you start to learn English, it can be fun, exciting and even a little bit scary. By talking in the language as much as possible, you will feel more confident and learn more quickly. However, practicing drills from a textbook or in a classroom can start to feel a little rote. You will need […]

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September 25, 2014

Learning a second language is no longer the passing hobby of bored housewives or the requirement of graduation for disgruntled high schoolers. More and more people are recognizing the benefits of becoming bilingual, especially in a large metropolitan area like New York City. If you have not yet studied a second language, here are a […]

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September 19, 2014

There are many excellent reasons to learn English, including increasing your business opportunities and being able to meet new people. However, learning a new language can be an intimidating process. You need to build confidence so that you can communicate more easily and effectively. Here are a few things you can do to feel more […]

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August 14, 2014

No matter what the topic at hand is, if you’re a student, one of the greatest challenges is staying interested and focused on the subject matter. If you’re a student working to learn English as a second language, you have an incredible challenge ahead of you. Not only do you have to study, study, study, […]

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July 24, 2014

People who are learning English have their own reasons for studying the language. Being able to fluently communicate using one of the world’s most commonly spoken languages opens up a number of different opportunities for people across the globe. So, what are some of the most common reasons that people want to speak this common […]

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June 24, 2014

If you’re trying to learn English, you may find that you get bored with the traditional study material. While it’s important to read textbooks and complete assignments, it’s also critical that you find ways to make language learning fun. If you like to spend time in the kitchen, why not put your hobby to good […]

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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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