The Best Way to Learn English Grammar | English Grammar Hacks (Video)

Feeling overwhelmed by grammar rules and dense textbooks? There's a better way to learn English grammar! In this video, you'll learn two simple but powerful hacks to help you learn it the easy way.This video is the first in a series of English grammar hacks where our team will reveal their best … [Read more...]

How to Pronounce the /R/ Sound | American English Pronunciation (Video)

We continue our series of videos on the American English Pronunciation. Today, Sean of the American English Academy returns to a hard-to-read English alphabet letter for many non-English speakers: the sound R. In this video, he gives you ideas for exercises, to repeat at home , As well as many tips … [Read more...]

10 Popular American English Slang Words

When native speakers talk, they sound very natural because they use slang! The definition of slang according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary:a type of language that consists of words and phrases that are regarded as very informal, are more common in speech than writing, and are typically … [Read more...]

Infographic: The Ranking of English Speaking Countries in the World

1.5 billion people speak English in the world ... Among them, only 375 million are native English speakers. So who are the others? Where in the world do people speak English, without this language being the official language? We answer this question with our latest infographic on English speaking … [Read more...]

How to pronounce the th /ð/ sound | American English Pronunciation (Video)

This is a very specific video, but that doesn't mean it's not extremely helpful in learning English! The word "the" is one of the most commonly used words in the English language and so pronouncing the "th" sounds will go a long way in becoming fluent!How to pronounce the th /ð/ sound | … [Read more...]

Los Mejores Spanglish Songs of All Time

Los Mejores Spanglish Songs of All Time Some beautiful combinations are born when Hispanic and Anglo cultures meet. Tex Mex (tacos and burritos that aren't quite Mexican, not quite Texan, but very delicious) Cinco de Mayo parties with colorful piñatas and refreshing margaritas, and Junot Diaz's … [Read more...]

4 Useful Tips to Sound More Native Like

You can be almost fluent in English, but if you don't actively practice improving your accent, you'll never sound native like! Not to worry though, we've put together the four most important tips to sounding like a native English speaker. Practice these four things and you'll make major strides in … [Read more...]

Announcing our English Pronunciation Guide

Have you been studying English for quite a while now, but still feel like you aren't always understood when speaking to natives? There could be an issue with your pronunciation that is hindering communication. Or maybe you've just started learning and want to make sure you are memorizing the correct … [Read more...]

Why – and How – to Teach Your Kids English Now!

English is the official language in over 50 countries. It is estimated that over 1.5 billion people around the world speak English. You know that English is an important language in the global community, maybe you don’t think that it is important to teach it to your young children… Think again. In … [Read more...]

Does Foreign Language Learning Shape Our Perception of The World?

Have you ever heard of Ella Frances Sanders? After doing some foreign language learning, this illustrator had the brilliant idea of putting into images words that don't exist in other languages, meaning that they can only be translated by explaining the words (i.e. paraphrasing). An example of … [Read more...]