Improve Your English Through Rap and Hip-Hop Music

When you’re learning a language, you have resources for learning all around you. From watching movies to learning language through the news, you can practice English anywhere you turn. Music is no exception, and rap and hip-hop songs can help you brush up on a number of English language skills. Sound Morphing Rap can especially …

New English Words in 2017

Merriam-Webster has added more than 250 words to its dictionary in 2017. Thanks to social media in politics, a new definition of “troll” has been added, as has the inclusion of “alt-right.” Meanwhile, the Oxford English Dictionary has added the term “fatberg,” a body of cooking fat that has hardened after being poured down a …

How to Decorate Your Dorm Room for the Holidays

With Christmas and the holiday season approaching, New York will be lit up with activities, shopping, and decorations. If you have a dormitory through ALCC, here are some quick, inexpensive ways to add the spirit of the holidays into your dorm room. The Mini Tree Is a Must A decorated artificial tree brings instant Christmas …

Four Places to Find an English-Speaking Partner to Practice With Online

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, …

How Watching Movies Can Help You Learn a Language

Today, the world is more diverse, multicultural, and multilingual than ever before. Thanks in large part to technology and the ease of international travel, the barriers that once divided countries and cultures are rapidly eroding. In this new world, the ability to speak multiple languages is an increasingly valuable skill, both professionally and personally. If …