Everyday conversations for English learners: Starting a business [audio]

Practice American English by reading and listening to these real-world everyday conversations. Today's dialogue is on starting a business.
Girl rappelling off a rock wall (Courtesy of Children's Museum of Indianapolis )

Everyday conversations: The world’s largest children’s museum [audio]

The largest children's museum in Indiana is for the young and young at heart! Learn the lingo used at museums and try practicing your English.
A woman asking police for help (AP Images)

Everyday conversations for English learners: Calling for help

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

Spice up your conversation with the flavors of American English

Learn how food terms are used in American English. Food-related phrases are used to decribe events that occur outside of the kitchen.

Everyday conversations for English learners: What do you do? [audio]

Practice American English by reading and listening to these real-world everyday conversations. Today's dialogue is on "small talk," getting to know people.

Everyday conversations for English learners: What time is it?

Learning to speak English? Our Everyday Conversations help you practice. Click the audio link to hear a native speaker pronounce each word while you...
Illustration of canary in the coal mine idiom (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

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...

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.
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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.