Author Archive | Alan

1,000 Videos and Counting at FluentU English

This week, FluentU is excited to announce that we’ve published our 1,000th English language video in our library!! We may be at 1,000 already, but we’re not planning on stopping anytime soon and will continue to bring you more videos!…

FluentU English Now Open to Public

We are really excited to share some good news. The wait is over! Now anyone can sign up for FluentU English! If you’ve been waiting for access, you can try it right away. In case you didn’t know, FluentU English …

Great Answers to 8 Common English Job Interview Questions

So you’re looking for a job. Searching for jobs is already stressful. It’s even more nerve-wracking (stressful) when they finally call you up for an interview. And once you’ve got the job interview, congratulations… …but now you’ve got something else …

10 Classic American Films for English Learners

So, you already know that movies are a great way to learn English. And you also know that TV shows are a great way to expand your English vocabulary. But there’s only one problem! You’ve got nothing to …

12 Native English Podcasts for Learning English

Tired of the classroom, flashcards, and repetition? Listen to a podcast show in English. I’m not talking about an English learning podcast, but a science, entertainment, news or comedy show aimed at native speakers. There are so many benefits. …

10 Best Modern American Sitcoms to Learn English

Are you tired of your English grammar books? Had enough repetitive exercises for learning English? When you get home, doing even more English exercises is probably the last thing you want to do. Sometimes all you want to do is …

The 11 Best Sci-Fi TV Shows to Learn English

Already watching movies to learn English? And can’t stop learning English with those ’90s sitcoms? We’ve got an idea that will not just expand your English vocabulary, but also expand your mind. We’re talking about sci-fi TV shows!…

10 Best ’90s Sitcoms for English Learners

Learning English from TV… …but run out of shows to watch? No problem! You could learn English with songs. You could also learn English through movies. And you could also learn from the best TV shows of all …

9 Modern American Classics for Learning English with Movies

Do you like movies? Who doesn’t, right? Well, here’s a hack for you. (A “hack” is a “trick” or “shortcut”). How about learning English with movies and films? Why Learn English with Movies and Films? Watching movies in English …

10 Awesome Blogs for Learning English

What’s the best and worst part about learning English online? The best part? All of the great free stuff. After all, you can learn English through music for free. There are also lots of great resources to learn English through …

20 Essential American Slang Words for English Learners

American slang can make things so tricky for English learners. Has this ever happened to you? Your friend asks: “Hey, what’s up?” You respond: “Um, the sky?” Your friend was really asking you, “How is it going/How are you?”…

Learn English with YouTube: The 12 Best Channels

Have you tried to learn English with YouTube? YouTube isn’t just about cats and silly videos anymore. You’ll quickly find thousands of English learning videos on YouTube—for free. But then how will you know what to watch? To help …

96 Super Common English Idioms (With Meanings and Pictures)

Why is it so important to learn English idioms? Well, say you’re in an American bar. It’s loud, but you can hear what people are saying. Someone is talking about hitting books… …another is talking about twisting someone’s …

17 Smart Ways to Say Goodbye in English

Tired of saying “goodbye”? Want to take your boring “goodbye” and turn it into something friendlier or more interesting? You’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re an ESL student looking to speak more naturally with your English-speaking friends, or …

17 Useful English Greetings for English Learners

You probably already know “hello” and “how are you?” However, English speakers don’t always say “hello” and “how are you?” They also use many other English greetings and expressions to say slightly different things. You can also use such English …