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How many languages do you speak? Is it your native language and now you are fluent in English, too?! Then there is a very rewarding career path for you! The career path of  interpreter and translator! To get enrolled into Translation/Interpretation Program in any college or university you will have to pass the language proficiency tests, […]
Check out Amy Walker's famous video, which features imitation of the following accents: Standard British, Cockney, British RP, Irish, Northern Irish, Scottish, Italian, German, Czech, Russian, French, Australian, New Zealand, Heavy Ocker Australian, Texan, Californian, Northwest, Toronto, Brooklyn, Deep Southern, and Trans-Atlantic. Map of American English Accents: General American New York City English  New England English: Eastern […]
Languages have different accents. Differences in accents are only pronunciation differences. Pronunciation affects how native speakers comprehend the speech being at the forefront of well-spoken English. A fun and effective way to build your new muscle memory is to learn the right pronunciation of the tongue-twisters: Listen carefully to the video; Pay attention to how each […]
July 2 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Free! Central Park, SummerStage  New York, NY Freedom Party® NYC is the longest running Friday-night party in NYC history. Freedom was created in 2003 by Herbert Holler, DJ Cosi and Marc Smooth. Today, it is a bona fide nightlife institution, with monthly events in Chicago and Washington, D.C., as well. Freedom continues to […]
Each season the Maimouna Keita School of African Dance presents its Annual International Dance Conference & Concert in New York City. The Master Class will be a West African dance class taught by members of Maimouna Keita Dance Company. They will present dances that are a celebration of an arranged marriage between two people with different […]

Focus Your Attention Outwards

Jun
23
2016
  • 8 months ago
"The Power of Vulnerability" (2013) What is the best thing we can offer to people? The answer is usually love and support. But, sometimes it’s hard not to get overwhelmed by the negative emotions that unhappy people have. Would  sympathy be enough? And how to develop empathy?! We've provided some insights on how to become […]
What is the interview about: 3 students share with us their experience at New York Language Learning Center. A little bit about the students: Azra has come to the United States from Montenegro. She has been studying English for 4 months. And is truly a wordsmith! Adem is learning how to present his ideas and communicate well. Diego […]
Albert grunted. "Do you know what happens to lads who ask too many questions?" Mort thought for a moment. "No," he said eventually, "what?" There was silence. Then Albert straightened up and said, "Damned if I know. Probably they get answers, and serve 'em right.” ― Terry Pratchett, Mort What is the value of asking […]
How many verb tenses are there in your language? 6, 23, 4 or 16? It’s a sure thing, that there are major grammatical differences between your language and the one you’re trying to learn. You might be surprised that some languages don’t have verb tenses. Mandarin Chinese is one of them. Instead, they have aspects, mood […]
Not so long ago, I had a chance to talk to a couple of international friends. They told me how lonely, isolated it feels at times. That's true, easy-going and welcoming people are hard to find. How would you even approach them to simply say “Hi”? The brief survey conducted by me shows the following […]