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English as a Second Language

Viewing entries posted in 2012


What is the meaning of..?


Many students arriving in US have difficulties understanding the meaning of phrases that do not fit logically into standard translations of their languages. So, if someone says, “Yes, I hear you” after listening to your problem, is it good or bad? Or what does it mean if someone says, “Let’s call it a night?” Today we are opening a new section of our blog called “What is the meaning of…?” Let us know what you think and propose the topics you are interested in. So, let’s start…

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Summer English


Summer English Program in Chicago, USA

Summer Eglish School in Chicago, USASOLEX College invites you to study English in the USA this summer! Taught at our Chicago Downtown campus, The SOLEX Summer Program provides an exciting and fun summer school venue to learn English in the heart of Chicago, one of the United States’ most vibrant cities.

The Summer Program is open to students from all levels of English proficiency. Class schedules are flexible and meant to accommodate those seeking morning, afternoon or evening sessions. Our experienced staff will be happy to provide assistance with housing and other ancillary issues.  Personnel are on hand to provide guidance in navigating the visa application process for Student (F-1) Visas and other entry questions.

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Tips For College Essays


One of an applicant’s hardest tasks is writing an essay or other writing sample which may be required for admission to an institution of higher learning. This becomes especially true for foreign applicants who are applying to U.S. universities. Keep the following ideas from SOLEX College in mind when preparing your essay. SOLEX College is a leading institution with programs geared to English language for international students. Academic topics range from basic, conversational English to the demanding rigors of academic writing. 

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11 Tips for Improving your English


StudyingStudent.jpgAlong the same vein of the previous blog entries, here are 11 additional tips for improving your English language proficiency. The tips were submitted by beginner level ESL students practicing the use of conditional sentences - clauses using “If”.  The tips are great for every level of ESL student, or for any person who is learning a new language.  Enjoy the pearls of wisdom!

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Ideas to Help Improve Your English Speaking Ability


Students often ask what they can do on their own to help improve their English speaking skills.  Here are some ideas that are fun, useful and may help you speak English more fluently.

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