Formal and Informal Language: What’s the Difference?

As you learn a language, knowing when to use formal or informal language should become second nature. Understanding the difference between formal and informal language in English, and when to use each one, will help you communicate clearly in any situation. Formal Language In English, formal language is most commonly used in serious situations or …

3 Fun Activities for a Classic NYC Winter Experience

Temperatures are dropping, and New Yorkers are taking cover from the brutally cold weather, but that doesn’t mean you have to stay holed up at home all winter! There are a few classic New York City experiences just for the winter, and these are a few of our favorites. Outdoor Ice Skating Cross an item …

Gift Ideas for English Language Learners

The holiday season is upon us, and it’s time to start thinking about gifts for the loved ones in your life. For your sibling, friend, or significant other learning English, there are many holiday gifts you can give. Here are our top picks. Foreign Language Calendar An English language calendar is not only practical but …

How to Participate in a Secret Santa Gift Exchange

Snow is falling, store windows are filled with shiny toys and gifts, and carolers are out in full force. That could only mean one thing: the holidays are just around the corner! Like some other parts of the world, many Americans participate in Secret Santa exchanges at school, at work, or with families and friends. …

Why Great Friends Are Important When Learning a Language

Moving to a new country is an exciting adventure, but it’s easy to feel alone once you reach your new home away from friends and family. You may feel isolated without understanding the language, but many of your classmates are in the same boat—and they make great friends! Here’s why making friends with your classmates …