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What Is Academic English? Top 3 Features All Students Should Recognize

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You’re sitting in class, listening to your professor.

Everything seems to make sense.

You’re nodding along and writing your notes.

But things change when you get back home.

Suddenly, your notes aren’t so clear.

You glance at your next reading …

10 English PC Software Options That Make Learning Entertaining

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You can feel your eyes getting heavy.

It’s so hard to concentrate.

You’re not interested in studying English right now.

You need to learn, but you’re so bored it’s making you sleepy.

You’d rather just play around on your laptop

4 Short Films for Fast and Fun English Shadowing Practice

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“Repeat after me…”

How many times have you heard that in class or with your tutor?

Are you starting to feel silly repeating the same old English words and phrases?

Repeating spoken English—also known as English shadowing—is an effective …

6 Fun Chatting Apps for Learning English and Building Conversational Confidence

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“Go on—say something in English!”

If you have friends or family who know you’re learning English, you’ve probably heard this request before.

Don’t they know it’s not that easy?

Speaking in English is hard!

You might not always find …

Yes, You Can Learn an American English Accent! 4 Speech Training Resources That Work

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Worried that you can’t learn an American English accent?

You don’t need to worry.

It’s totally possible—you’ve probably already heard someone who’s done it.

Think of your favorite actor, for example. Have you seen a movie where they played the …

Instant English Class! Learn English with Videos on These 9 Interactive Online Lesson Sites

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You can learn English with videos the easy way, or the hard way.

Maybe you’ve already tried the hard way:

Searching through hundreds (or thousands!) of English videos on YouTube trying to find the ones that actually work.

Here’s …

7 Fun Programs That Help Kids Learn English Like Rock Stars

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What’s that?

Is that an English song your kid is singing?

It’s great to hear them using the language, isn’t it?

If you want your child to learn English, the sooner they start, the better.

But you may not feel …