Past, Present, Future: An Overview of English Verb Tenses

Verb tenses tell us when an action takes place in time. Cultures around the world think and speak about time in different ways, so mastering verb tenses can be a challenge for students learning a new language. Becoming comfortable with verb tenses is an important part of learning English, so it’s a good idea to …

A Bloke in a Lift Wearing a Nappie? Common Word Differences in American, UK, and Australian English

While English is technically one language, many words (especially slang) vary across American, British, and Australian English. These common English words have different meanings in different countries. Students can keep this helpful resource in mind when learning English, regardless of which dialect is studied. Spelling Differences While spelling varies in all three countries, there are …

Practice English with Fun Learning Activities

While a classroom setting is important for learning a new language, there are other ways to build skills and increase familiarity with new words and phrases. While the following activities and games can certainly be used in a class, they are perfect for practice at home with friends or a study group. Charades Acting out …

Out & About In New York City – Best Places To Practice Your English Skills

New York City is a hub of culture. With countless museums, neighborhood events, festivals, and more, the city is the perfect place to practice speaking English while soaking in the wealth of language and culture. There are so many great ways to practice that it might be difficult to know where to start—but here are …

Quick Tips to Enhance Your Understanding of English Grammar

English is a difficult language to learn, and English grammar is tricky even for native speakers. It’s easy for non-native speakers to get overwhelmed by confusing grammar rules, but with these tips, even beginners will start to grasp the language. -Read, read, read! Read as much as you can in English to help build your …