Jill Biden speaking to students in a classroom (© Mandel Ngan/AP Images)

As U.S. students show appreciation for teachers, they can touch the...

First lady Jill Biden and second gentleman Douglas Emhoff are not the first educators to take on ceremonial White House roles.
Three young schoolchildren walking on road (© QxQ Images/Alamy)

Teaching English in Japan shapes lives, including the teachers’

The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program gives Americans and others a chance to live in Japan while teaching English. Here's one person's experience.
Hand holding food in bowl (Culinary Literacy Center)

Trading schoolbooks for cookbooks

Through cooking and sharing meals together, nonnative English speakers in Philadelphia's Edible Alphabet program improve their English literacy.
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.
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.
Hands holding newspaper at newsstand (© AP Images)

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.
Crowd of people standing outside and listening (U.S. Embassy Kyiv)

Will Ukraine break a Guinness World Record with an English class?

On May 28, thousands of people in Ukraine aimed for a Guinness World Record by simultaneously participating in an interactive English-language lesson.
Plate full of barbecue and sides sitting on table (© Radharc Images / Alamy Stock Photo)

Everyday conversations: Let’s eat barbecue [audio]

Tour the U.S. and discover its culinary culture while learning English. Today, we're traveling to Missouri to try barbecue!
Woman holding up diamond between her thumb and finger (Crater of Diamonds State Park via AP)

Everyday conversations: Find diamonds in a park [audio]

This series of Everyday Conversations is about a family traveling to each of the 50 U.S. states. Learn terms from a trip to Crater of Diamonds State Park.