Author Archives: Victoria

The Challenges of Learning English for Business

Many global companies around the world require English as a language for business, thus it is necessary for their staff to be trained in business English. Professionals who travel to the United States or other English speaking countries also need … Continue reading

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Keeping Up on the News Can Help an ESL Student

When you are learning English it is important to use the news as a tool to help you learn the language. You can read newspapers or watch television or catch the news on your cell phone or the internet. Continue reading

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Listening is a Part of Learning for an ESL Student

Unfortunately – if listening skills are not fine tuned while students are in class, they will not fare well in business, as listening is a key component of being successful. Continue reading

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How Idioms Can Trip You Up When Learning ESL

Every language has its share of idioms or special dialects that can challenge you when first learning but ESL students can really get confused if they travel extensively throughout the United States and Canada because different areas have their own special way of talking that is different from the rest of the country! So what can you do about it? Continue reading

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