17 Canadian Slang words that Confuse even Advanced English Speakers

January 14, 2017
14 January 2017,
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If you’re like many people, you think Canadians are just like Americans, but colder and further north (and possibly housed in igloos). For the most part, Canadian Slang is about the same as American or British Slang, so you’ll have little trouble understanding folks if you head up to Toronto or Vancouver. (Newfoundland might be another story.) But there are a […]


7 Steps to Writing Perfect Business Emails

January 6, 2017
6 January 2017,
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Our Advanced Business English Course teaches students to communicate in English naturally without memorization. We mainly focus on Spoken English but today we want to focus on something different – Writing business emails. Crafting the perfect business email is both an art and the science. You have to use the right tone. That said, most emails sent to a business acquaintance, […]


15 Prepositions that Confuse even Advanced English Language Learners

November 12, 2016
12 November 2016,
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Prepositions connect nouns or pronouns to the rest of a sentence. As they serve a particular purpose, it is important to use them correctly or the meaning of your sentence can be altered. For example, “I went to the dentist” is different from “I went by the dentist.” The first implies that you had your teeth cleaned, the second that […]


62 Topics for “Free Talk” Spoken English Lessons

November 10, 2016
10 November 2016,
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Most English students need to learn how to converse naturally after gaining basic level grammar and vocabulary knowledge. This requires frequent free talk and which should be based on their interests in order to keep them motivated to learn. While doing so, they will pick up the correct pronunciation and feel of the language with the teacher/conversation partners help. What […]


12 Trendy American Slang Words made Popular by the Internet

October 20, 2016
20 October 2016,
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New English learners may become confused when they encounter the use of slang, which is simply words or phrases that are informal and used in a playful or metaphorical manner. Slang is regional, generational, and ever-changing, which makes it even more confusing! The best way to navigate slang is simply not to use it until and unless you know exactly […]