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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.

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!
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Everyday conversations: Asking for help at a hotel [audio]

This Everyday Conversations is about a family's planned trip to the Kentucky Derby, a horse race in Louisville, Kentucky. Learn phrases about the event.
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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.
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Everyday conversations: A trip to the nation’s capital [audio]

Washington, D.C., the nation's capital, houses the three branches of the U.S. government and is known for its monuments and museums. Learn terms about D.C.

Everyday conversations for English learners: At the pet store

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: Use less, pay less [audio]

Practice American English by reading and listening to these real-world everyday conversations. Here, students discuss ways to save energy and money.

Everyday conversations: The business of seafood [audio]

Practice American English by reading and listening to these real-world everyday conversations. Here, two students talk about the business of seafood.
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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.