Easy Ways to Practice English as a Couple

Working toward a major goal like learning a new language requires hard work, dedication, and discipline. Mastering the vocabulary, word choice, and grammar of another language is difficult, but learning with a partner can make the process easier. That’s why couples moving to the United States often choose to learn English together, which can help …

Mastering Active Vs. Passive Language in Your Writing

Writing English can be a little different from speaking English, although learning to do both is crucial for becoming fluent. As you learn English writing skills, remember these tips for using active versus passive language. Active Vs. Passive: An Overview In English, active and passive voices are used to differentiate whether the subject of the …

Understanding the Major Regions of the United States and Their Differences

Whether you currently live in the U.S. or live abroad, you’ve probably heard stereotypes about American life. While many Americans lead similar lifestyles, there are major differences in how people live in different regions of the country. Understanding these differences may help you better understand the people around you. The Northeast If you attend ALCC …

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 …

All the World’s a Stage: Acting to Learn English

New York City is known for its impressive theater scene, and actors and actresses flock to the city hoping to snag a role in an award-winning Broadway show or a big-budget film. But acting isn’t reserved only for the professional actors; in fact, it can be a great tool to help students of ALCC American …