25 Sports Idioms that are Commonly used in the American Workplace

October 31, 2016
31 October 2016,
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As a new English speaker, you may often hear idioms, or short phrases, that have a meaning other than their literal one. Many of these idioms are borrowed from sports, and are frequently used in the American workplace these days. It can be confusing to sit in a meeting with colleagues or your boss and hear sports idioms that seem […]


British English vs. American English: A Guide For English Learners

September 8, 2016
8 September 2016,
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Languages are living things: they change and grow over time. As they spread from place to place, you begin to see variations among regional groups. Let’s examine some of the differences between British English vs. American English. British English vs. American English: What ESL Students Need to Know Spelling differences Some words that end in the letters –or in American English […]


15 Business Idioms Commonly used in the American Workplace

August 4, 2016
4 August 2016,
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Business idioms or Business Jargon is a critical component of workplace communications in the US. If you an English learner or an International student just starting work in the US, you will probably be confused on many of these expressions.  Business idioms are challenging because they depend heavily on culture, history, sports such as baseball and football etc so if […]


20 Examples of Informal Slang Americans Use in Real Conversations

July 25, 2016
25 July 2016,
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English is an evolving language and English that millennials (People born in the 1980’s, 1990’s and 2000’s) use is significantly different from what older generations used. With the advent of social media and texting which is the main medium of communication for this generation, came an entirely new set of informal slang expressions that are not taught in formal ESL […]


British English and American English – By Pictures

July 21, 2016
21 July 2016,
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British English and American English have many differences, whether it is in spelling, grammar or pronunciation. However, the most noticeable difference between British English and American English is vocabulary. Today we are going to start a new series of posts exploring some words that are extremely important in daily conversations that are different in British English and American English. This […]