English Language

You can listen to the latest Drake’s song later on, so why not spend this time more productively? Enter ESL podcasts.
Watching movies and videos in English is a great way to improve your ability to understand spoken English and pick up the pronunciation. Since it might be difficult for you to understand most movies and TV series, you can start with watching videos made specifically for the ESL students. You can find them everywhere: on YouTube, on Facebook, and on the websites designated to learning English. To save you some much needed time, we did a search for you. (You are welcome!) Watch these videos and learn.
Committing to learning English is a serious decision. To succeed in this endeavor, you need to be ready to invest a lot of time and effort, but eventually all your hard work will pay off. In case you haven’t made up your mind yet, here’re 5 reasons that might persuade you to go for it. […]
All students who just started learning the English language experienced this at least once: you see a word you don’t know, you find it in the dictionary and the translation does very little to clarify the meaning of the word. Before you venture on conversing freely in the lexicon of intellectual complexity and academic erudition, […]
Now that you are an ESL student in New York City, you are a part of your college community. As any other subculture, college has its unwritten rules, laws and a specific lingo -- a great deal of student terms and expressions that you’d want to get familiar with. An interesting fact about college slang […]
When you read books and newspapers, you will inevitably encounter unfamiliar words. But before looking them up in the dictionary, try to guess their meanings. You will be surprised how much you actually know. English is largely derived from ancient languages, and a lot of the English words have roots of Greek and Latin origin […]
As good as your textbooks are, chances are they devote very little attention to the use of informal words and expressions that are not considered standard in the English language. Yet, slang is everywhere and you need to be familiar with at least some of it to be able to fully understand and speak English. […]
English idioms are one of the most difficult topics for any ESL student to master since they are not translated literally and cannot be understood from the individual meanings of their elements. If your new smart phone cost you an arm and a leg, it does not mean that you actually had to amputate your […]
It’s hard to find a website as time-consuming and addictive as Facebook. The seemingly never-ending saga with the privacy issues aside, it’s a really great resource for staying in touch with your friends and family, spying on your exes, networking and meeting new people. Or, if you happen to bored, you can easily kill an hour or two playing Mafia Wars or FarmVille. However, while games are a lot of fun, you might be better off engaging into activities of a more educational nature, since now your goal is improving your English language skills. So here’s what you should definitely try on Facebook: