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April 23, 2018

One of the fastest ways to learn a foreign language is by immersing yourself in the native culture. Learning the language through pop culture teaches you things you wouldn’t otherwise learn in a traditional classroom setting. Using TV, music, and movies as a study aid can help you learn and improve your English. Plus, listening […]

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April 13, 2018

Spring is in the air, and that means one thing: festival time in the city! Now that the temperature is warm, the city is full of life, and New Yorkers are celebrating everything from art and music to film and drink. These festivals are a great place to immerse yourself in American culture, and there’s […]

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April 5, 2018

Have you ever dreamed you were speaking English? If so, it might have surprised you if you normally dream in your native language. But as you learn English and become more fluent in the language, you may find that you start speaking it in your dreams more often. While the reason for this is unknown, […]

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March 27, 2018

To reinforce the English language skills you’re developing from courses that you take, try journaling on a regular basis. It will help you to read, write, and think in English. What Is Journaling? At its core, journaling is informal daily writing. A person who keeps a journal writes down thoughts, feelings, and ideas into a […]

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March 21, 2018

Reading in a new language is one thing. Speaking it brings a whole new set of challenges. How do you go from reading any new language to speaking it with confidence? Read on for some ways to take your skills to the next level. The Fear of Speaking First, identify what you’re afraid of. That makes […]

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March 15, 2018

The Heart of the Home The kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home. It is where people gather and come alive with good food and lively conversation. Take this opportunity to expand your language skills and start thinking in English. Gather family and friends as often as possible for English-only cooking […]

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March 7, 2018

Storytelling is one of the oldest ways of teaching. Hundreds of centuries ago, humans told their stories in the form of cave paintings. Today, the power of storytelling is universal. Read on to learn more about how the telling of stories advances the ability to learn English or another new language. Feeling the Effects of […]

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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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