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Everyday conversations for English learners: Shopping

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: Are you homesick? [audio]

Practice American English by reading and listening to these real-world everyday conversations. Here, students discuss missing their families.
Students dressed in costumes for Halloween (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Everyday conversations: What’s your Halloween costume? [audio]

Practice American English by reading and listening to these real-world everyday conversations. Here, students talk about their Halloween costumes.
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Learn English for journalism — for free

Are you ready to take your writing to the next level? Learn how to read, write and edit like a journalist with a free online class.

Learning English? You’ll want to make a beeline for these phrases

Many American English phrases owe their origin to the work habits of bees. Learn some idiomatic phrases inspired by the tiny pollinators.

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.

Everyday conversations for English learners: After a debate [audio]

Practice American English by reading and listening to these real-world everyday conversations. Today's dialogue is on U.S. school debates and elections.
Group of men standing by truck in dry landscape (© Isaiah Nengo)

Two-year colleges open new worlds for students

Almost 100,000 international students attend U.S. two-year colleges, where they can learn English and get credits to apply toward four-year college degrees.
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Everyday conversations: A steamboat ride on the Mississippi River [audio]

This series of Everyday Conversations is about a family traveling to each of the 50 states in the U.S. Learn terms used on their Mississippi River cruise.