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 …

Useful Tips for English Language Learning

Learning a completely new language is difficult. English language learning can be particularly challenging, but the right tips can help you succeed in picking up the new language. Plan Learning Daily Start by figuring out how English language learning will fit into your weekly schedule. If you intend to take classes at a school, you …

Bilingual Employees Bring Valuable Communication Skills to the Workplace

A potential employee’s skills can make him or her stand out among a long list of applicants. Learning a second language creates new opportunities for workers, especially in a city like New York that values diversity. Learning English as a second language or brushing up on one’s Spanish, French, or other language skills can really …

Essential Tips for Asking for Directions in English

When you get lost in an English speaking country most people are happy to point you in the right direction. Here are some important ideas to consider and some key phrases to use when trying to find your way. Introduce Yourself Politely When asking for directions in English, try to approach someone politely and briefly …

Top 10 English Conversation Starters For Dinner Parties

A dinner party is an excellent opportunity for new language learners to try out their conversational English. With that said, it is perfectly natural to feel a bit apprehensive about attending a soiree in a foreign tongue. Will you know what to say when you meet someone new? Here are ten time-tested English conversation starters …