Diversify Your Life By Learning a Second Language

You can enhance your understanding of global issues and increase your awareness of local and foreign policy by learning a second language. For many people, the decision to learn English is a rewarding and challenging opportunity to broaden horizons and improve international empathy. With billions of people across the globe, learning another language helps build …

Celebrating U.S. Holidays — A Look at our Customs and Traditions

As a teacher at an ESL school, I get to welcome hundreds of foreign students each year. Throughout their time here, these students are able to experience all of the customs and traditions that are part of American culture. It’s especially exciting when a major holiday is approaching, because ESL school students get to see …

Young People Enjoy Life in New York City

Thousands of students flock to New York City every year to live, to study, and to experience life. ESL student experiences are enriched with exposure to art, culture, media, entertainment, and more! One of the biggest obstacles many young people have to deal with when living in New York City is making it all work …

How Movies Can Be Used to Help Students Learn English

Are movies an effective way to learn English? Like many teaching strategies, it depends on how they are used. Watching movies in class can allow students to listen in on English conversations and give them an opportunity to test out their language skills by having a conversation about the film. Here are a few ways …

Getting Comfortable with Conversation Starters

As an ESL student, being able to begin a conversation is a major part of the learning process. For native English speakers, starting a conversation is a simple task.This can be problematic for ESL students who are learning how to start conversations while still attempting to master the English language. Conversation starters can be thrown …