English learning

Arrangement of candles and framed photographs dedicated to musician Elvis Presley (© AP Images)

Everyday conversations: We’re going to Graceland [audio]

Everyday Conversations is about a family traveling to all 50 states in the U.S. They visit Graceland, former home of musician Elvis Presley in Tennessee.
Family standing at desk talking to clerk (© AP Images)

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.
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.
Person with computer laptop with words 'Learn English' on screen (© AP Images)

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.
Scuba diver swimming near shipwreck's figurehead in Lake Michigan (© AP Images)

Everyday conversations: Going to a Great Lake [audio]

What's so wonderful about the Great Lakes? The treasures they have. Dive into these English terms and learn about what there is to do in Michigan.
Grace Potter and Sheryl Crow performing onstage (Courtesy of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Inc.)

Everyday conversations: Let’s talk about music! [audio]

This series of Everyday Conversations is about a family traveling to all 50 U.S. states. They go to Cleveland, Ohio, home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Trees, buildings, bridge and river (Courtesy of Michael Buchanan)

Everyday conversations: A revolt against slavery [audio]

In this conversation, the family visits Harpers Ferry, the site of a famous revolt against slavery. Learn English terms related to the fight to end slavery.
Two young men carrying surfboards to the beach (© AP Images)

Everyday conversations: Let’s go to the beach! [audio]

In this series of Everyday Conversations, a family travels to all 50 states in the U.S. Today, they learn about the history of Rehoboth Beach in Delaware.
Illustration of hand holding tag with drawing of arm and leg (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

Learning English won’t cost you an arm and a leg [video]

If something “costs an arm and a leg,” that doesn’t mean you have to give up a limb to buy it. Learn six money-related phrases you can use every day.