How to Tell Jokes in English

Of all the challenges facing students learning a second language, mastering humor may be the most difficult. Reaching a point where telling and understanding jokes in a foreign language comes easily may take years, as there are many cultural and linguistic hurdles to overcome along the way. However, there are tips to learn language humor …

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 …

Words to Get International Students in the Holiday Spirit

Every December 25th, billions of people throughout the world celebrate Christmas Day. Because different cultures have so many traditions to celebrate Christmas and the many other holidays celebrated in America, it’s helpful to know how this annual event is discussed in English. The following are some words and phrases to help improve your holiday vocabulary …

These Twitter Accounts Can Help You Learn English

Learning a new language can be difficult, but as technology continues to advance, a growing number of learning tools develop. You might not think that the social networking site Twitter would be one of these resources, but these helpful Twitter accounts are a great way to make your effort to learn English part of your …

Practice English With Three Spooky Short Stories

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 …