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November 21, 2016

While English is technically one language, many words (especially slang) vary across American, British, and Australian English. These common English words have different meanings in different countries. Students can keep this helpful resource in mind when learning English, regardless of which dialect is studied. Spelling Differences While spelling varies in all three countries, there are […]

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March 28, 2016

In the beginning, virtually any conversation in English will be challenging for a student. Slowly and with practice, speaking and listening to a partner gradually becomes easier. Being able to see the person you are speaking with and read facial expressions or gestures is an important part of a verbal exchange. When you eliminate the […]

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January 21, 2016

For many, trying to learn English is a long and arduous process that requires commitment and regular effort, and most do not develop a mastery of the language overnight. That is why it is important to keep yourself motivated and having fun! One great way to challenge yourself in your language development is by entering […]

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January 12, 2016

Mastering a new language is a challenge for anyone, but not everyone learns the same way. For some, quietly studying from a textbook or listening to a teacher’s lectures can yield excellent results, while other students might find these approaches quite tedious. If you want to know how to learn English in a manner that […]

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November 4, 2015

As the holidays approach, you may find yourself hearing more and more new, holiday-specific words. Anyone taking classes to learn English will need to pay special attention to some of these festive phrases to learn what they mean and how to use them in conversations with other people. Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Day in the United States […]

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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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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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October 16, 2013

When many foreign students arrive in the US to learn English, they often don’t identify the strengths they possess that make them valuable employees. If you’re preparing your resume or planning for a job interview in America, identify which skills and experiences are your best attributes, and learn how to speak confidently and concisely about […]

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August 20, 2013

When you’re living in the US to learn English in New York, be sure to tip properly! Tipping is part of the culture in the United States, and service industry wages are set with the expectation that an individual will make additional income through tips. It is considered rude to tip poorly or not tip […]

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