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Category Archives: Social Life

September 28, 2015

Cultural dining etiquette might surprise you with some of its important rules. Don’t get caught making a serious faux pas at a restaurant. Knowing these tips will help ensure that you have an enjoyable meal with friends or family—no matter where you are in the world. Chopstick Rules The way you handle chopsticks is important […]

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September 10, 2015

Small talk is a term used for short, sometimes impersonal conversations in English between people who don’t know each other well. The goal of these conversations is often to get to know each other better. These tips will guide you through the things that non-native speakers should know about small talk in English. -Project a […]

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September 2, 2015

The grand process for students who wish to learn English as a Second Language in a consolidated crash course can be difficult. By enveloping themselves in the culture, students will be able to pick up the language more efficiently.   Use Your Context Clues It has been acknowledged that students will never fully master the […]

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August 6, 2015

Different cultures have different rules for polite exchanges. As you learn a new language, you will need to know when to say please and thank you to others. In the same way, understanding English language etiquette will enable you to converse successfully and respectfully with others. Polite exchanges between people are a simple way to […]

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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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December 23, 2014

When it comes to learning English, there are a variety of great choices of schools scattered across the United States. Of course, thanks to the city’s attractions, venues, history, and beauty, many exchange students only want to learn English in New York City. With a range of unique holiday traditions put on by the city […]

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August 23, 2014

If you’re a student who is learning English in NYC, you have your choice of ways to practice language skills outside the classroom. You can go to a show on Broadway to practice your listening skills, and there’s no doubt you’ve gone out to eat and practiced reading menus and conversing with servers. But there’s […]

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July 11, 2014

New York City is one of the most beautiful and diverse cities in the world. Whether you are a student attending school in the Big Apple or you are just spending the summer in the city, there are a number of ways you can practice English during your stay. New York is made up of […]

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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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September 3, 2013

Deciding to study English as a second language is a big decision that can have a profound impact on your life, and when you live abroad you’ll have the chance to learn the language on a much deeper level than those who only study it in their home country. The learning process is about more […]

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