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Category Archives: American Language Communication Center

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 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 4, 2017

Every December 25th, billions of people throughout the world celebrate Christmas Day. Because different cultures have so many traditions to celebrate Christmas and the many other holidays celebrated in America, it’s helpful to know how this annual event is discussed in English. The following are some words and phrases to help improve your holiday vocabulary […]

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November 28, 2017

There are numerous benefits of being bilingual, but one added bonus is being able to enjoy bilingual music! It can also be a great way to learn a new language, much like reading books or watching movies in a target language. Here are some of our favorite bilingual songs that showcase the way music can […]

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November 17, 2017

Learning a new language can be difficult, but as technology continues to advance, a growing number of learning tools develop. You might not think that the social networking site Twitter would be one of these resources, but these helpful Twitter accounts are a great way to make your effort to learn English part of your […]

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November 8, 2017

Learning a new language and remembering a language you’ve already learned have some similarities, but remembering takes a different set of skills and techniques. If you began to learn a language but have since forgotten, here’s how to break down the remembering process.  Figure Out What Went Wrong When remembering a language, it’s important to […]

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November 3, 2017

It’s important to learn English in a classroom setting in order to get a strong foundation of the language. But between courses, finding a fluent partner to practice English with is a great way to improve skills with the language. Thanks to technology, it’s now easier than ever to find a partner to practice with, […]

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October 19, 2017

Most students are probably familiar with flash cards and have used them in some learning environment. Tiny Cards, a new app from Duolingo, takes that familiar format into the digital age with flash cards that can be accessed right from your phone. Tiny Cards can be a good tool to help you learn a new […]

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October 10, 2017

In October, New York City hosts some of the world’s biggest Halloween celebrations. Parades, parties, and costume contests are around every corner. This year, prepare yourself for a scary good time with this spooky vocabulary for Halloween. Creepy Creatures These words describe some of the scary beings you’ll find during October. Maybe you’ll even choose […]

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