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February 19, 2018

To learn English is to face a language filled with words of similar spellings and meanings. It is easy to feel overwhelmed, especially when it comes to English grammar and writing. But don’t let this challenge discourage you—read on to sort out six tricky examples in English. Affect and Effect The difference in these two […]

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February 14, 2018

Just as repetition helps the brain remember body movements, so too can a gesture, facial expression, or certain posture help the brain remember and use the correct word at the right time. Read on for how gestures and mime can help learn English faster and easier. The Influence of Gestures and Mime A sense of […]

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February 6, 2018

Thinking in English helps you learn to speak and write in English faster and easier. When thinking in English, rules and pronunciations don’t get in the way, so you’ll feel less pressure if you’re just starting to learn English. Read on to see how you can start thinking in English today. Just a Word or […]

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January 25, 2018

Of all the challenges facing students learning a second language, mastering humor may be the most difficult. Reaching a point where telling and understanding jokes in a foreign language comes easily may take years, as there are many cultural and linguistic hurdles to overcome along the way. However, there are tips to learn language humor […]

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January 16, 2018

At first glance, math and language almost seem like opposites—one is concerned with numbers, equations, and measurements, while the other uses vocabulary, grammar, and syntax. But if we begin to think of learning a language as simply learning a new form of logical reasoning and problem solving, the connection between the two becomes a little […]

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January 10, 2018

While taking courses to learn a language is the most traditional method, many students have found success through playing online video games. They can be a fun and exciting way to introduce students to different types of vocabulary through storytelling. Why Do Video Games Work so Well in Helping to Learn English? Adventure games, first-person […]

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January 4, 2018

2017 is coming to a close, and with the promise of a new year comes the possibility of a fresh start for anyone planning to set a personal goal, like learning a new language. Countless people will make personalized lists of goals to achieve, but it can be challenging to follow through on those goals. […]

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December 27, 2017

Merriam-Webster has added more than 250 words to its dictionary in 2017. Thanks to social media in politics, a new definition of “troll” has been added, as has the inclusion of “alt-right.” Meanwhile, the Oxford English Dictionary has added the term “fatberg,” a body of cooking fat that has hardened after being poured down a […]

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December 18, 2017

With Christmas and the holiday season approaching, New York will be lit up with activities, shopping, and decorations. If you have a dormitory through ALCC, here are some quick, inexpensive ways to add the spirit of the holidays into your dorm room. The Mini Tree Is a Must A decorated artificial tree brings instant Christmas […]

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December 13, 2017

Learning a new language is time-consuming, especially if you are not immersed in it. But contrary to popular belief, there are ways to work in a lesson without sitting in a classroom all day. Here are some easy ways to put your daily routine to work with just a few spare minutes a day. One […]

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