Woman standing at edge of canyon (Courtesy of Mariia Kharina)

Lessons from a Russian teaching in West Virginia

Teaching in the United States has been a life-changing experience for Mariia Kharina, who lectures at Bluefield State College in West Virginia.
Graphic illustrating 4G core and edge (State Dept./S. Gemeny Wilkinson)

Get smart: Core vs. edge in 5G networks [infographic]

As 5G mobile is built up, changes in technology affect the security of the new mobile networks. Old 4G frameworks are quickly becoming out-of-date.

You’ll be ‘on cloud nine’ when you talk like an American

Americans often use the expression "on cloud nine" to say they’re very happy. Here are several idiomatic phrases that take their inspiration from the skies.
Michigan State forward Jon Horford slams a dunk. (AP Images)

Want to talk like an American? It’s a slam-dunk with these...

Americans are crazy about sports. So if you want to talk like an American, it's important to learn some of the sports phrases that...

Everyday conversations: Let’s go to the rain forest! [audio]

Practice American English by reading and listening to these real-world everyday conversations. Here, students discuss going to the rain forest during break.
Artist's conception of two small spaceships orbiting moon (NASA)

U.S. and Japan partner on future moon mission

Cooperation between NASA and Japan's space agency aims to return humans to the moon in preparation to land on and explore Mars.
Woman standing behind fence wearing a mask (© Ariana Cubillos/AP Images)

Guaidó leads on Venezuela’s COVID-19 response

While the former Maduro regime lies to Venezuelans about COVID-19, interim President Juan Guaidó and the National Assembly are saving lives.
Buzz Aldrin in spacesuit next to American flag on surface of moon (Neil Armstrong/NASA/AP Images)

Celebrate Space Exploration Day with a look at the 1st lunar...

On July 20, we mark the day in 1969 that U.S. astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the moon's surface.

Everyday conversations for English learners: Ordering a meal

Learning to speak English? Our Everyday Conversations help you practice. Click the audio link to hear a native speaker pronounce each word while you...