Learning English

speak business englishCongratulations! You have taken the first step in learning English. There may be many reasons why you have decided to learn English whether you will be traveling, studying, working, or simply that you want to gain fluency. English is one of the most internationally used languages in the world where there are over 380 million native speakers (not to mention those who speak it as a second, third, or even fourth language!). Whether you are a beginner or advanced English speaker, we have developed tools to assist you in your journey to successfully improve your fluency in English.

As you improve your English skills, there is no telling when it will be helpful. Many fields and occupations, primary documents, entertainment, internet all rely on English as the main form of communication. Interested in furthering your career with a multinational corporation? You may find that English is your key to a successful long-term career! Even if you are traveling to a non-English country, you may find that the easiest language to communicate in is, in fact, English.

The internet has a wide variety of resources that you can use to improve your grammar, vocabulary, syntax, etc. We wanted to give you the tools and skills to explore other areas of English. In this section, you will find out more about the types of English, how to strategically learn English, how to chart your progress, and help you narrow your goals on what you want to achieve with your new English skill:

Learning English

  • Why Learn English
    Need convincing on why you should learn English? Are you still unsure of the benefits? Are you in the midst of learning a second language, but not sure which? This page is designed to provide an overview of why learning English is important to you.
  • 10 Tips to Learn English
    Mastering another language is not easy, and requires dedication. The trick is to make sure you keep English in  your every day life. That you are listening and speaking everyday. Check out these 10 tips to help you learn English by incorporating it into your daily routine.
  • How to Learn English
    So you have decided that you want to learn English? Now, you have to think about what type of English you are looking to learn. Do you want to learn English for your academics or for your professional career? We have put together a list of tips and strategies that any learner will want to review to determine to help you become a proficient English speaker.
  • What is ESL?
    If you are going to be learning English as a second language, then you won’t want to miss this acronym. ESL – or English as a Second Language – is what you’ll need to know so that you can find programs and materials to fit your individualized need.
  • English Dialects
    Canadian English? British English? Irish English? Who knew there were so many different dialects and accents? While you may not have considered this, you may find that you will need to determine what type of English you are looking to learn. Here is a guide to help you choose the English dialect to study.
  • English Slang
    Did you ever find yourself in an informal situation where the English you thought you once understood makes no sense? Chances are that the people around you are using English slang. See how fun English slang can be and learn some new words to incorporate into your dictionary.
  • Phrasal Verbs Overview
    Phrasal verbs are key to mastering English, but can be quite confusing. This article demonstrates how you can use phrasal verbs in your everyday language with many examples to practice.
  • Commonly Confused Words
    English has spread across the world over centuries, and with that comes the influences of language and people. When learning English, you’ll soon come to find that there are always exceptions to the rules. Read this article to see the most common exceptions, and how you can avoid them.
  • English Connotations Explored
    English, like other languages, has words that may seem the same, but are abstractly associated with a different meaning or purpose. To help improve your English fluency, you won’t want to miss this article which explores word connotations in English.
  • English Idioms
    It is common to use idioms in everyday English, regardless of whether you are in a formal or informal setting. Because of this, it is critical to understand idioms and how they are used. Here you can find common examples that will make you laugh, question, and wonder.
  • Common European Framework
    You may be scratching your head wondering what in the world is the Common European Framework? When the European Union came into existence, there was a large importance placed on language proficiency. Because of this, Europe developed this set of proficiency levels that will help you determine your English level which you can continuously chart for further advancement. We have explained what these tools are and how this will  help you chart your progress.

Learning English for Your Field

  • Learning English for Work
    Explore why you would want to learn English for work. What type of careers require English proficiency for advancement? Why should you learn English even if English may not be a job requirement? Learn how learning English may improve your long-term career prospects? This page has been developed to identify the benefits of learning English for your career.
  • Learning English for School
    Ever plan on studying overseas? Some of the best colleges and universities are located in English speaking countries. Because most of these courses are in English, many schools require that incoming students demonstrate an advanced understanding of English. Click here to see the benefits of learning English for school.
  • Learn English for Business
    It’s no doubt that English is the language of business. No matter where you find yourself, Asia or Latin America, Africa or Europe, it’s likely that you’ll find businessmen and women negotiating, discussing, and trading in English. No matter what field or industry, those individuals with a working knowledge in English will find that they are more competitive in today’s ever globalized environment. Learn more here about why learning Business English can help you succeed.
  • Learn English for Medicine
    To be successful in a career in healthcare having the ability to speak, listen, read and write in English can be a key advantage. Whether you plan on practicing in a place where English is the native tongue, or if you are determined to understand English so that you can understanding medical terminology and analyze research findings, Medical English can help you achieve a higher quality of care. See how learning English for medicine can help you help others.

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