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SOLEX 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.
Along 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!
In order to understand the world, one must become engulfed with it. Learning a new language falls under this category. But simply going through the motions and practicing the vocabulary might not be enough. If you ask any language expert across the world how to most easily master a language, their response will be the same. Go to the country, immerse yourself in the culture, and experience it!
The English language is highly regarded as the language of choice for international air travel and air traffic control. But with the internet continually pressing on, English has established itself as the language of choice for professional organizations, ecommerce, and a high percentage of international businesses. Whether you want to excel in the international business world, or simply get your foot in the door, learning the English language is a good place to start.
The English language has a long history of change and progress. Being rooted around 450 AD in what is known as old English, today's modern English has come a long way. Scholars maintain that modern speakers would struggle to understand the basic tenants of old English. However, many of our most common words today (be, water, strong) are based on the earliest forms of the English language.
Unfortunately, languages come and go. Some languages are very rare, and only spoken by a select few. Other languages have been forgotten over time and died out. Others are growing and expanding faster than teachers can teach. Each country has their own national language of choice. But as international business expands, so too must our vocabulary. But what about fictional languages?
Getting a handle on the English language requires more than just memory work and speech recognition. In order for students to master English, they must get a hold of how the language impacts and impedes their daily lives. At SOLEX, students do more than just read over the cirriculum and learn vocabulary, they experience and grow with the language.
The English language is very complex, and often poses problems to speakers. With a myriad of different variations and regional dialects and accents to learn, non-native speakers must quickly adapt to learn the subtle differences. This leads to a third problematic issue, non-native English speakers accents.
Language, and language learning is nowhere as cut and dry as it once was. America continues to expand into an international melting pot, and Chicago excels in the teaching and acceptance of international students. But with the first ever Spanish National Language Spelling Bee held over the weekend, the boundaries between diversity and integration have taken one step closer to being blurred.