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Archive for March, 2016

Presenting in English Posted by on Mar 29, 2016

Here are some tips for ESL learners on how to give a great presentation in English. (In fact, many of these tips will help you give a great presentation in any language!) Getting up in front of a group, or even a crowd, of people is hard for most people. Having to do this while…

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Streets, Beats & Eats – Detroit Posted by on Mar 28, 2016

I’ve already introduced my hometown of Detroit in our ongoing Great American Cities series. Today I’m excited to share a little video tour of The D with you in the latest episode of “Streets, Beats & Eats.” Tour some famous symbols of the city, visit Belle Isle State Park, feast on delicious Greek food, and…

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How did English get so popular? Posted by on Mar 22, 2016

With around a billion ESL or EFL speakers out there and more than half a billion native English speakers in the world you might be wondering how did English get to be such a popular language? Only 500 years ago, there were less than 7 million people who spoke English and most of them lived…

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Great American Cities – Detroit Posted by on Mar 17, 2016


It’s time to move again in our “Great American Cities” series. This month, we head to the Midwest and my hometown – Detroit. The city has been in the news a lot the past several years because of its decline into bankruptcy. These days, however, it is slowly climbing out of the ashes and making…

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Short English videos for ESL learners Posted by on Mar 15, 2016

For this post I have collected a number of great Ted Ed videos about the English language that are perfect for ESL learners. These videos are all in English, about English, and provide short lessons (3-5 minutes) on English grammar or language. Each one has something to offer ESL learners from beginners to near-native speakers…

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Learn to tweet in #English (Twitter) Posted by on Mar 8, 2016

Today we are going to learn about Twitter and Twitter-related vocabulary in English. Twitter is a very popular social media outlet in the United States and around the world. If you are used to using Twitter in a language other than English this post will be helpful for you to learn some English vocabulary related…

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Why American elections are long Posted by on Mar 1, 2016

This time next year America will have a new president. But I’m sure you know that already because the news has been talking about the upcoming American presidential election for over a year already. The American presidential election season is very long and it seems to get longer every four years.  This post is meant…

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