SOLEX College Blog
Posted in in English Language by Cristina on 19 Oct 2016
Shopping in the US can be rather confusing at first, especially if you don't understand what the salesperson tells you. However, the more times you go shopping and practice, the easier it will become. Finally, you will enjoy the process!
Posted in in American Culture by Bonnie on 07 Oct 2016
Why do U.S. presidential elections take so long? How does the election work? Who can vote? Who chooses the vice-president? What is Electoral College? The answers to all these questions can be found in this video.
Posted in in Life in Chicago by Stefanie on 28 Sep 2016
'Adrenaline' was the first word that popped into my mind when students asked me to go to Six Flags Great America. People started to tell me how excited they were, that their hands were sweating just because they were thinking of how tall the roller coasters were or how fast they would go on them.
Posted in in Business Careers by Sydney Frazer on 16 Sep 2016
After the stress and excitement of landing your first post-college job, the last thing you want to think about is negotiating your salary. Wouldn’t it be so much easier to simply accept the offer as-is?
Posted in in English Language by Cristina on 12 Sep 2016
This is a question that all teachers are asked a lot by their students. "Which exam should I choose?" "Which one is better/easier/shorter/etc.?" No teacher will tell you right away which exam is better for you, but here's what you should keep in mind.
Posted in in English Language by Bonnie on 29 Aug 2016
Let’s practice the words that sound like (IY). Often times, we will see them used differently with different vowels. Let’s look at the word TEA in the long sound.
Posted in in American Culture by Cristina on 24 Aug 2016
Those of you who want to study in the USA or live here should know something about American people and what they value. It might be very different from what you are used to. It might even come as a surprise to some of you. Americans have some core values and you should respect that.
Posted in in Life in Chicago by Stefanie on 17 Aug 2016
No matter what day of the week it is or which beach you choose, during the whole summer you will see beach volleyball courts full of people having fun. And we are already here, playing volleyball every other Thursday!
Posted in in English Language by Bonnie on 09 Aug 2016
We love idioms in the United States. These are common expressions used, but often newcomers don’t understand what they mean. So, let’s look at some idioms that we use daily in our busy and not even, so busy lives.
Posted in in English Language by Cristina on 05 Aug 2016
This idiom has nothing to do with pain. If your arm is twisted, it means that someone is doing a good job of persuading you to do something you might not have wanted to do.