Resources: Notes on Life and Language in the United States

English Language and Culture: How To Find a Community in the USA

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Wed, Jul 27, 2011 @ 10:29 AM

Moving to the United States, starting a new life and finding a community in a city like Boston or New York can be a challenging task! You are probably eager to learn the English language and culture and to meet new people outside of your own cultural group. But in the big cities, it can be hard to connect with new people to make friends and practice your English so a lot of international students and professionals only socialize within their own cultural groups. In today's post, I would like to share a way for you to get out and meet new people in your city and start speaking more English with local people. If you are young, eager to learn English and ready for the adventure of exploring New York or Boston with a local person, keep reading for some great ideas!

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Topics: Advice for English Students, Life in New York, Life in Boston

Expatriate Resources: Your New Life in the United States

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Tue, Jul 19, 2011 @ 11:40 AM

Moving to a new country is an exciting and scary experience! If you have recently moved to New York or Boston and you want to connect with the international community in your city, we have some great expatriate resources for you today! Meeting other newcomers and international professionals who are also getting used to life in the United States will help you to adjust to the culture and will give you a chance to practice your English and expand your social or professional network. A lot of my students in New York and Boston tell me that they can't find any opportunities to practice their English outside of class and meet new people. In this post, you have 5 ways to connect with the people around you. Success is about connections! So get out there, practice your English and enjoy your new city!!

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Topics: Daily Life in the US, Life in New York, Life in Boston

Cultural Transitions: What to Expect When you Move to the U.S.

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Fri, Jun 24, 2011 @ 07:24 AM

Are cultural transitions challenging for you?

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Topics: United States Culture, Advice for English Students, Daily Life in the US, Life in New York, Life in Boston, Cultural Competence, Cross Cultural Coaching

How to Find the Right English Tutor in Boston: 5 Steps

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Tue, May 24, 2011 @ 09:00 AM

How do you find the right English tutor in Boston? Boston is a wonderful place to learn English. It is a city of universities, students, new and innovative ideas and it has a vibrant atmosphere. It is an American city with a slightly European feeling. If you have chosen to study English in Boston, you have made an excellent decision. However, there are many options for learning English in Boston and it is important to know how to make the right choice based on your needs. Although you will have more opportunities to speak English with American people in Boston than you would have in New York, you still need to make an effort to get out into the city and practice your English with native speakers. If you have a limited amount of time to learn English or if you need to improve your English for your career, you might want to consider working with an English tutor in Boston. In this article, I will give you some tips for choosing the right tutor.

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Topics: Advice for English Students, How to Learn English, English Lessons, Life in Boston

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