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Category Archives: Learning English

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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October 28, 2017

Spooky stories are a fun way to celebrate Halloween, whether alone or with friends. Reading helps you improve your vocabulary and become more fluent in the language you’re learning. Here are some scary stories to practice your English with as well as tips to help get you started. Best Scary Stories for ESL Students Not […]

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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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August 24, 2017

Enrolling in language courses is an exciting first step in the process of becoming fluent in a new language. You want to ensure you use your time wisely and improve your skills as much as possible. Here are some great tips to maximize success while enrolled in language courses.   Set Attainable Goals Whether you […]

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July 25, 2017

English is one of the most rewarding languages to learn, but it is also one of the most difficult. Today, let’s take a break from vocabulary and grammar and learn some fun facts about the history of English. It’s Changed a Lot Over the Years Modern English is based on earlier versions of English. The […]

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June 14, 2017

Learning English comes with its challenges, including how to correctly spell tricky words. For example, how do you know when to use “there” or “their”? These two words sound the same but have different spellings. They even have different definitions, too. Also, how do you distinguish between “peace,” “piece,” and “peas”? Here are a few […]

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June 5, 2017

The human brain is a wonderfully complex thing. One of the most interesting parts of the mind is how language affects it. Learning a new language has been shown to develop different parts of the brain related to memory. Here are just a few ways the science of language can benefit students studying English, no […]

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May 31, 2017

When you first start learning a new language, it can be hard to imagine you will ever be able to speak and read it clearly. However, when you devote yourself to practicing vocabulary and conversation, you will pick up the language faster than you realize. Here are a few signs that you’re becoming fluent in […]

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April 26, 2017

There’s no denying that learning English is difficult, but learning a second language can help enrich your life. At ALCC, we’ve helped many international students learn English while seeing and experiencing the culture of New York City. As a result, we’ve heard many myths about learning a new language. Here are some of the most […]

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April 19, 2017

We understand how challenging it is to learn a new language. Often, it is the most difficult aspect of trying to fit into a new country or culture. In addition to speaking a new language, there will be formal settings that require a mastery of writing in English. It may be that you have to […]

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