Everyday conversations: What’s your major? [audio]

Practice American English by reading and listening to these real-world everyday conversations. Here, students discuss their areas of study while at college.
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Advance your career with these free English classes

The U.S. Department of State and the University of Pennsylvania are offering free online courses for non-native speakers to build English skills.

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.
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Everyday conversations for English learners: Informal greetings and farewells

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

Everyday conversations for English learners: At the supermarket

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

Learning to speak English? Our Everyday Conversations help you practice. Click the audio link to hear a native speaker pronounce each word while you...
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Idiom in the news: Canary in the coal mine

Understanding idioms is one of the hardest parts of mastering a language. An idiom is a group of words that together assume a new...

Everyday conversations for English learners: Asking directions

Learning to speak English? Our Everyday Conversations help you practice. Click the audio link to hear a native speaker pronounce each word while you...
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Everyday conversations: Ordering at a restaurant [audio]

Learn terms and phrases used when ordering in a restaurant. South Carolina's low country offers Southern specialties and tasty comfort food.