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Category Archives: American Language Communication Center

December 26, 2016

Learning a new language is always a challenge, and for those practicing English, idioms can be particularly challenging. Idioms are phrases or expressions that mean something different than the literal sense of the words. Idioms are used in all languages and can be very confusing for non-native speakers. For those practicing English, learning idioms is […]

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December 13, 2016

Have you ever told a native speaker how challenging it is to speak English well? Their response will probably be, “I didn’t know it’s that tough.” English is among the world’s most difficult languages to master for many new speakers. This can add to a fear of making mistakes when speaking English with natives. These […]

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December 8, 2016

Learning English is not the easiest thing to do, but the benefits certainly outweigh the challenges. Consider these top ten reasons why it’s in your best interest to learn the language. 1. Your Dream Job Depends On It Learning English makes you more employable in every single country in the world. If you want to […]

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November 29, 2016

We all know that famous people come from all over the world. What we don’t realize is just how many celebrities have had to learn English as a second language on their way to fame. Here are just a few of many. 1. Penelope Cruz Learning English may not be something she puts front and […]

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November 8, 2016

When learning a new language, it’s normal to run into roadblocks along the way. Getting past these struggles is an important step in becoming fluent. Here are five ways to avoid feeling discouraged when learning English or another foreign language. 1. Think About Goals When you first started learning a language, you probably set a […]

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October 26, 2016

While a classroom setting is important for learning a new language, there are other ways to build skills and increase familiarity with new words and phrases. While the following activities and games can certainly be used in a class, they are perfect for practice at home with friends or a study group. Charades Acting out […]

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October 10, 2016

Pen pals are writing friends who exchange letters or emails on a regular basis. Although pen pals can live in the same country, they can also be from different cultures and might even speak different languages. At American Language Communication Center, our English classes offer many opportunities for students to improve their English writing skills. […]

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September 29, 2016

Did you know that using technology like iPads can help you learn English? Below are some facts about how you can use them to practice outside of class. Access to Education Apps There are many iPad apps that can help you practice English in fun ways. For example, Preposition Builder teaches you to use prepositions […]

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September 7, 2016

Learning a new language requires hard work and effort. One way to make learning fun and easy is to play word games. Here are the main reasons why word games can help an English as a second language student like you. Improve Understanding Word games can teach English concepts like sentence structure. Some of them […]

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August 24, 2016

Going to class and listening to a teacher talk about a new language can only get you so far. To learn English properly, you need to hear how it is spoken in everyday life. To make the most out of your language learning experience, adhere to the following tips for using movies to help you […]

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