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How Reading Prepares Children for Success in Life

According to the U.S. Department of Education and the National Institute of Literacy, about 32 million adults in the United States cannot read. In fact, 50% of U.S. adults cannot read an eighth-grade level book. 36 million US adults lack the basic literacy skills needed to sustain...

Two, Too, To – Common Mistakes in English as a Second Language (ESL)

Two, too, and to are rhyming English words that have different meanings but cause some errors among learners of English as a Second Language precisely because of their similar pronunciations.

They are so common and frequently found in English text that knowing how to correctly use them would help...

The mistakes of freshmen and how to avoid them

Being a freshman is not easy: many things are completely new to you, it may be scary at first. Adapting to a new environment is a difficult task, which often leads to confusion in actions. Also, the organization of the educational process and assignments themselves are completely different from...

25 Arm, Finger, and Hand Idioms Explained to English as a Second Language Learners

Idioms or idiomatic expressions are word combinations that have symbolic, and not literal, meanings.

Because they do have symbolic meanings, they can be quite difficult for English as a Second Language or ESL learners to master.

Also, unlike native English speakers, many ESL learners do not...

Fun ways to keep students engaged

Sometimes, it can be hard to keep your students engaged. With so many distractions out there, you must keep focused on what you are showing them. Keep reading for some easy and fun ways to keep students engaged. 

Play some games

You can do some quick and easy activities to help keep your...