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Parks and Natural Reserves You Can Explore When You Study English in California

July 19, 2018
San Francisco has some of the most beautiful natural reserves and parks in all of the United States. From lush fertile valleys in Yosemite National Park to the waters of Lake Tahoe, the variety of nature parks for ESL students to visit appears almost endless….

5 Fun Summer Activities to Try When You Attend an ESL School in California

May 24, 2018
The beauty and excitement of California means it’s the perfect place to learn English. There are lots of interesting things to see and do in the Bay Area, which includes San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley. These cities are full of energy during the summer, and…

How to Develop Confidence While Completing an Intensive English Program

April 26, 2018
Confidence can be helpful in many different ways. It can help you feel less nervous during an oral presentation. It can help you impress employers during your future career. It can even help you ask questions, make mistakes, and learn English faster. That’s because confident…

Why Is Having Fun Such an Essential Part of Intensive English Training?

March 16, 2018
Learning English as an adult takes time and practice, which is a big part of why ESL courses can be so effective. English language schools help you learn how to speak, listen, write, and read well in English, and make real progress toward fluency. Quickly…

4 Unusual Attractions to Explore When You Study English in San Francisco

February 16, 2018
Once you’ve admired the Golden Gate Bridge, toured Alcatraz, and seen many of the top attractions the city has to offer, you might want to visit some more unusual sites. Fortunately, there are plenty of them in San Francisco! San Francisco is a place unlike…

Why Immersion Is so Important to Success in Intensive English Studies

January 22, 2018
Have you ever heard the English expression ‘practice makes perfect’? It means that constant practice is the best way to learn a new skill. It’s an approach that is known to work well in ESL education, and one of the reasons why immersion is so…

Here's How You Can Celebrate Thanksgiving When You Study English in the USA

November 16, 2017
One of the reasons why students love studying English in the United States is that it offers the opportunity to make new friends and discover a new culture. You won’t just practice your English—you’ll also get to taste delicious new foods, try new activities, and…

3 Fun Halloween Activities to Try While Taking English Classes in California

October 19, 2017
Many Americans love celebrating Halloween, which occurs every year on October 31st. Near the end of October, it is common to see people of all ages wearing costumes, carving pumpkins, and doing other fun Halloween activities. If you’re planning to study English in California, you’ll…

Essential Study Skills for Students Starting Their Intensive English Training

September 21, 2017
Learning English can be a fun experience, and easier than you might think. At top ESL schools, supportive instructors help students understand classroom material, and are ready to answer any questions they might have. Fun activities outside of class also help students practice their English….

How ESL Courses Help Students Beat Language Learning Plateaus

August 17, 2017
It can be exciting to start learning English. Some students quickly learn new words and grammar, and expect that this fast rate of progress will continue. As people learn more and more, though, it is common for this learning to slow down a bit. Sometimes,…