Resources: Notes on Life and Language in the United States

Why "Hi, How Are You?" Is Not a Real Question in English

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Tue, Sep 03, 2013 @ 07:55 AM

Ok, so have you been in this situation before?

Read More

Topics: United States Culture, English Lessons, Vocabulary Workshop

Dating at Harvard in the 1960's: An English Listening Lesson

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Mon, Aug 26, 2013 @ 08:04 AM

Have you ever wondered what it was like to be a college student in the United States in the 1960's?

Read More

Topics: United States Culture, English Lessons, Vocabulary Workshop, Listening Practice

How to Leave a Tip in an American Restaurant

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Wed, Aug 21, 2013 @ 10:21 AM

Did you know that most servers in the United States make less than $10 per hour?

Read More

Topics: United States Culture, English Lessons, Vocabulary Workshop

How to Make Small Talk with Americans About Baseball

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Mon, Aug 19, 2013 @ 08:26 AM

Baseball! It's arguably the  most popular sport in the United States.

Read More

Topics: United States Culture, English Lessons, Vocabulary Workshop, Cultural Competence

How to Avoid Going Insane During Your First Month in the USA

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Mon, Jun 17, 2013 @ 08:15 AM

Moving to a new country is never easy, especially the first month.

Read More

Topics: United States Culture, Cross Cultural Coaching, Expatriate Support

Is Your Business Presentation Ready for an American Audience?

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Tue, May 21, 2013 @ 08:28 AM

Are you getting ready to deliver a professional presentation in English?

Read More

Topics: Business English Presentations, United States Culture, Cultural Competence, Intercultural Communication

From Kindergarten to PhD: How to Talk about Education in English

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Wed, Apr 24, 2013 @ 07:14 AM

Are you an international professional who has recently moved to the U.S. with your family?

Read More

Topics: United States Culture, English Lessons, Vocabulary Workshop, Expatriate Support

Cultural Competence Quiz! Do You Know How to Work with Americans?

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Tue, Apr 09, 2013 @ 07:41 AM

Do you know how to work with American people?

Read More

Topics: United States Culture, Cultural Competence

Intercultural Communication: Become a Master in 5 Steps

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Thu, Apr 04, 2013 @ 02:27 PM

The world is waking up and we are finally starting to realize that we need intercultural communication skills!

Read More

Topics: United States Culture, Cultural Competence, Cross Cultural Coaching, Expatriate Support

3 Tips For Your Next Business Meeting with Americans

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Thu, Mar 14, 2013 @ 07:27 AM

As an international professional in the U.S., do you attend business meetings with your American colleagues every week?

Perhaps every day?

Read More

Topics: United States Culture, Cultural Competence, Intercultural Communication

Speak with Confidence

practice English now with native English speakers

Monthly Newsletter

get-free-english-lessons-by-email

English Podcast

 

American English conversation listening podcast

Nominated Top 100

Top 100 Language Lovers 2012

1. Top Language Lovers   Top 100 Final

Business English

free-guidehow-to-give-a-presentation

Subscribe to this Blog

Free Trial Lesson

schedule-your-free-trial-lesson

Testimonial

"Every day I read the English and Culture blog and I love it."

-Student of English and Culture

Connect with Us

Free Practice Guide

phrasal-verb-quiz-book

Latest Posts

Resources for You

12-resourcesfor-your-success-in

Student Testimonial

business English student Boston

"My classes with English and Culture have been awesome. I have been taking the classes for almost two months, twice a week and I am really happy about my improvement. Now I feel more comfortable and secure when speaking English and more fluent, too."

-Elkin, Colombia