Pronunciation: Can and Can’t

Pronunciation: Can and Can’t

Pronunciation: Can and Can’t – This video lesson will help you recognize the difference between can and can’t in American English conversation.  Remember that can is usually a structure word:  It is often unstressed in a sentence, with a reduced...
Participial Adjectives: Grammar Guide

Participial Adjectives: Grammar Guide

Participial Adjectives: Grammar Guide –  This video lesson offers rules and examples for understanding participial adjectives and using them to create great English sentences. When working with participial adjectives, remember the rule: Use Present Participle...
American English Vowel Sounds

American English Vowel Sounds

American English Vowel Sounds: American English has a large number of vowel sounds: around 20 of them! This set of sounds changes in different parts of the United States; some sounds are more popular in the Western U.S. and some are more popular in the Eastern....
Being a Good Houseguest: 7 Helpful Tips

Being a Good Houseguest: 7 Helpful Tips

7 Helpful Tips for Being a Good Houseguest – The rules and expectations for what it means to be a good houseguest have a lot of variety from culture to culture.  If you have been invited by an American friend to have an overnight stay, you might be wondering...
American Humor Part 3 – Riddles

American Humor Part 3 – Riddles

Understanding American Humor – Part 3: Riddles – Understanding what people think is funny—and why—is a challenge for anyone who tries to learn a new language or appreciate a new culture. The topics covered in these articles will help you to join in the fun...