Prepositions in Transportation

As a follow up to our recent blog post about prepositions in time, place, and location, we wanted to dive in to the confusing world of prepositions as they relate to transportation. Have you noticed that in English you say “get in the car” but you would say “get on the train”? Both are describing …

Prepositions of Time, Place, and Location

There are about 150 prepositions in the English language, and non-native English speakers often have a hard time distinguishing which to use in order to complete a prepositional phrase. A preposition is a word that explains the time, spatial, or logical relationship between the other parts of a sentence. Since there are so many, it …

10 Popular School Idioms

We’re back to school and ready for some school idioms! Let’s get to it and make this schoolhouse rock! Here is a list of ten popular education idioms and examples of how to use them: 1. A for effort!- recognizing that someone tried hard to accomplish something although they might not have been successful. Example: …

The Confusing World of Hoping, Expecting, and Looking Forward to

Sometimes one word in a certain language can mean a number of different things in English. Of course, having multiple English words for just one word makes it very difficult for English learners. One of the best examples is ‘hope’, ‘expect’, and ‘look forward to’. To make things worse, ‘hope’, ‘expect’, and ‘look forward to’ …

Are Flashcards an Effective Learning Tool? [INFOGRAPHIC]

You probably remember that kid from high school who was always shuffling through his scribbled-upon notecards before a big test. Perhaps you were (or are) that kid. Flashcards – both the traditional and digital types – have become the subject of much debate among educators. So are they actually an effective learning tool? The infographic …

10 Inspirational Quotes for Language Learners

Do you – or your students – need some extra motivation when it comes to language learning? Even though most of us will agree that it pays to be bilingual, it can be difficult to remain optimistic when the journey to multilingualism feels like a never-ending road trip with countless dead ends. The following quotes …