Four Ways to Meet New Friends in New York City

With so many people living in New York, you’d think it would be easy to make friends. But for many people with busy lives, New York is a lonely city. Students who move to New York to learn English often find that making friends is more difficult than expected. Although it isn’t easy, finding friends …

Fall Vs. Autumn: Why Are There Two Names?

When summer ends and leaves begin to change colors, it’s clear that fall has finally come… or is it autumn? In the English language, there are two different ways to describe this time of year. They are both officially right, but sometimes it is more common to use one over the other. History of “Autumn” …

Three Ways to Prepare for Your First Year of College in the United States

Studying in a foreign country is a challenging, but rewarding, experience. Students come from all over the world to learn English in the United States. These students will need to adjust to the new language and culture, and to life on a college or university campus. Here are three tips to help you prepare for …

How Writing to Pen Pals Can Help With Language Learning

One of the best ways to learn English, or any other language, is by practicing regularly. But what are some ways to practice if you don’t usually talk to native speakers? Writing to a pen pal is one great option for exercising your language skills, and getting started is easy. What Exactly Is a Pen …

Join in the Party With These American Halloween Traditions

Halloween may have roots in European lore, but celebrating the spooky holiday in America is a unique experience. Since cultural immersion helps with learning English, check out these ways to celebrate this centuries-old tradition in American fashion. Trick-or-Treating Trick-or-treating may be the most popular of Halloween traditions. This is because it includes free candy! Children …