You won’t need to fish for compliments with these handy phrases

When learning American English it's helpful to know figures of speech. Try these animal-themed phrases!

Astronaut shares spectacular views from a year in space

Scott Kelly, the commander of the International Space Station, has captured some amazing views of cities and scenery, unavailable to the earthbound.
Man and puppet (© AP Images)

A Muppet with autism to debut on Sesame Street

Folks on Sesame Street have a way of making everyone feel accepted. That certainly goes for Julia, a Muppet with autism who will make her TV debut April 10.

This woman drives spacecraft for NASA

Alice Bowman heads the NASA team guiding New Horizons, the first spacecraft to get a good look at Pluto and its moons. Next destination: the Kuiper Belt.

Innovative teaching secrets from the U.S. ‘Teacher of the Year’

Shanna Peeples was honored by President Obama for receiving the "National Teacher of the Year" award. She shares her innovation with diverse students.
Haitian girl uses a LuminAID device at night.

Two students use science to bring light to disaster zones

When Andrea Sreshta and Anna Stork saw disaster victims on TV, they decided to do something about it. They were graduate students in architecture...
Astronaut placing helmet on teenage girl's head (Globo)

Meet NASA’s astronaut for a day … from Brazil

Follow 11-year-old Anna Paulla's trip of a lifetime to NASA's Johnson Space Center in Texas, with TV star Luciano Huck and NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy.
Syrup being poured over a stack of pancakes (Shutterstock)

Everyday conversations: Maple syrup and pancakes [audio]

Try some new English terms and phrases while learning about Vermont, which is known for its maple syrup and beautiful scenery. Take a look!

Everyday conversations: Communities in the U.S. [audio]

Practice American English by reading and listening to these real-world everyday conversations. Here, students discuss multicultural and diaspora groups.