English Reading Room

good-books1Have you read a good book lately?  What about an interesting magazine article?  Or maybe you just have time to catch up on the daily news.  No matter how much time you have to spend, you need to make a habit of reading something every single day if you want to improve your English skills.  This website has links to full-length books, online magazines, and different newspapers from around the world.  You will be amazed at how quickly your understanding of English improves once you start reading a little bit of English every day.


ESL Study Tips and Motivation

In order to learn English quickly and correctly, you have to commit yourself fully to the process of learning a new language.  Fully immersing yourself into the English-speaking world is the best way to learn English quickly, but many people are not able to do this easily.  However, making English-speaking friends, watching English television shows, listening to English radio stations, and reading English newspapers will definitely help.  Try spending at least one hour per day only using English.  Start with watching a popular English language TV show or speaking with an English-speaking friend.  Then increase this time by 15 minutes every week.  This will be difficult at first, but it really is the best way to learn a new language.  Before you know it you’ll find yourself thinking in English and every day it will get easier and easier to communicate in your new language!





Bilingual Celebrities

shakira_fixation1As a student struggling every day to learn a second language, you may find yourself wondering if you will ever become fluent.  It does seem like a long, difficult road, but eventually you will find yourself speaking, reading, listening, writing, and even thinking in English!  This, of course, cannot be achieved without a great deal of studying, practicing, and lots of determination.  Learning a second language can help you with your career, education, travel, self-esteem, and meeting new and interesting people who you might not have gotten to know if you didn’t speak English.  Believe it or not, many celebrities became even more famous after they learned a second language.  For instance, did you know that Celine Dion, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Charlize Theron, Heidi Klum, and Shakira all had to learn English as a second language?  Other celebrities who are native English speakers are also fluent in a second language, such as Johnny Depp, Kobe Bryant, Kelly Clarkson, Sandra Bullock, and William Shatner.


Get an English Tip Every Day

newsletter_iconHere is a great ESL newsletter that you can sign up for that will be emailed to you daily.  Everyday you’ll receive a new English learning tip with example sentences, daily quizzes, and helpful worksheets that will give you the opportunity to practice your English a few minutes every day.  So sign up and have fun studying your English each morning before school, during lunch, or after work!


Citizenship Exam Questions

american-flagMany ESL students are practicing improving their English language skills in order to prepare for the U.S. citizenship test.  Having advanced English language skills, a general knowledge of U.S. history/government facts, and a high level of language comprehension are all necessary if you plan on becoming a citizen in the United States.  Even if you are not taking the test any time soon, you can still practice reading and learning the 100 questions that are on the U.S. citizenship test.