4 Apostrophe Rules: Grammar Guide

4 Apostrophe Rules: Grammar Guide

4 Apostrophe Rules: Grammar Guide –  Apostrophes may be small, but they have a big impact on grammar! Correct usage of the apostrophe shows your reader that you care about the details.  They may seem easy, but there are plenty of places where any of us can have...
English Pronunciation and The Magic of Vowels

English Pronunciation and The Magic of Vowels

English Pronunciation and The Magic of Vowels: Every language learner knows the uncomfortable feeling: You just started a friendly conversation with a neighbor, coworker, or some other native speaker when their warm smile is suddenly replaced by an empty look of...
3 Steps to Reduce the Risk of Cyber Kidnapping

3 Steps to Reduce the Risk of Cyber Kidnapping

3 Steps to Reduce the Risk of Cyber Kidnapping: On December 28, Chinese exchange student Kai Zhuang ran away from his host family out into the cold wilderness of Utah state. He told no one where he was going or the frightening reason why: Zhuang was being threatened...
The History of New Year’s Resolutions

The History of New Year’s Resolutions

The History of New Year’s Resolutions: Each year as the calendar turns from December to January, people around the world take time to celebrate the beginning of a new chapter and the promise of a fresh start. One of the oldest traditions of welcoming the new year is...
4 Steps to Confident Conversations

4 Steps to Confident Conversations

4 Steps to Confident Conversations – It happens quickly: At a small gathering of people, you suddenly find yourself face-to-face with someone you’ve never met. You smile awkwardly for a moment, wondering if you should try to start a conversation or simply...