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Community colleges are springboards, even for big shots

America's unique community colleges have propelled Americans to fame and fortune in many fields, from Hollywood to space to the frontiers of science.
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Helping refugees continue to learn

A new program, Coursera for Refugees, aims to help refugees continue to learn through online courses as they work to resettle.

Everyday conversations for English learners: Reduce, reuse, recycle [audio]

Practice American English by reading and listening to these real-world everyday conversations. Today's dialogue is on ways to help the environment.
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Everyday conversations: Food, music and architecture [audio]

This series of Everyday Conversations is about a family traveling to each of the 50 states in the U.S. Learn terms and phrases about New Orleans, Louisiana.

Everyday conversations for English learners: Promoting a product [audio]

Practice American English by reading and listening to these real-world everyday conversations. Today's dialogue is on promoting business products.
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NASA to launch UAE student’s science experiment

15-year-old Gavin Vasandani is launching a 40-millimeter science experiment into space this September. Find out how students like him can launch projects with the help of NASA.
Girl uses apps for English learners on her mobile phone

The world of English in the palm of your hand. These...

Whether you already speak English or are just starting out, you’ve probably got a powerful tool to help you reach the next level: the apps on your phone.
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Virtual lessons expand education’s reach in Africa

Mobile technology is improving access to education in sub-Saharan Africa, a region in which millions of children drop out of primary school each year.

Everyday conversations for English learners: Giving advice

Practice American English by reading and listening to these real-world everyday conversations. Today's dialogue is about asking for and giving advice.