1. 8 Things I Wish I Would Have Known Before I Came to the United States

    Food Because I am Muslim, I wish I would have known more about American food before arriving. I can’t eat pork or gelatin and this is not a problem in my country because these foods are not used. In the United States, however, these foods are very common and in many cases they are ingredients used in processed foods. When I first arrived in the United States I ate everything, only to discover la…Read More

  2. Words Without an English Translation

    English is a language with over a million words, so it is hard to imagine that there are words from other languages that cannot be translated into English. However, there are many words from the over 6,000 languages spoken in the world that do not have an English equivalent. In this blog, we will go over some of our favorites. Sobremesa (Spanish) noun: conversation around the table after eating a …Read More

  3. 5 Tips For When You Forget A Word

    Everyone who has learned a new language has experienced it: you are trying to find the right word for what you are trying to say, but your mind goes blank. While this can be embarrassing, rest assured that it is a universal experience, and an unavoidable part of learning a new language. Here, we will give you some tips for how to handle it when you forget a word during a conversation in your new l…Read More