1. The Most Common English Idioms

    English is a complex language to learn for several reasons. From its complicated grammar to its extensive vocabulary, it is no wonder that English is so challenging to learn as a second language. For many of our students who attend our TOEFL prep classes, one of the most perplexing aspects of English is the idioms. You may have heard some common English idioms when you were talking to a native spe…Read More

  2. 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

  3. Language Learning Excuses To Stop Giving Now

    At Crossing Borders Languages, we’ve heard every excuse in the book for why one cannot learn a second language. Excuses are easy to come by, but are just as easily debunked. If you have the motivation to learn a second language, you can overcome any obstacle to achieve your goal. In this blog, we will go over some of the most common excuses we hear, and why they don’t have to stop you from ach…Read More

  4. How To Remember New Vocabulary Words

    A big part of learning a new language is memorization. One of the most difficult things you must memorize as you acquire your new language is vocabulary. Every language has thousands of words, and it can be daunting to imagine memorizing them all. While you certainly don’t need to know every single word, you want to set yourself up for success in retaining as many vocabulary words as possible. I…Read More

  5. 4 More Tips for Improving English Fluency

    When you are learning English for the first time, it can be overwhelming. At Crossing Borders Languages, we offer English classes for adults so you can learn new language skills from skilled instructors in an intimate classroom setting. Beyond taking our ESL classes, there are several ways you can improve your English fluency outside of the classroom. In our previous blog, we started going over so…Read More

  6. 3 Tips For Improving English Fluency

    At Crossing Borders Language Center, we offer English as a Second Language (ESL) classes for adults. We know that when you are learning a new language, you want to become fluent as quickly as possible. However, English is a complicated language that may take years to master. Fortunately, there are ways you can speak English more fluently in less time. Read our tips below for improving your English…Read More

  7. Reasons Why You Can Learn A New Language At Any Age

    You have probably heard that learning a second language becomes exponentially more difficult as you age. It’s common knowledge that language learning is easier when you are under the age of ten because your brain is still developing. However, even though this is true, doesn’t mean that it is impossible to learn a language at an older age. Your brain is capable of far more than you think, and t…Read More

  8. How Learning A Foreign Language Saves You Money on Travel

    In previous blogs, we have gone over the many benefits of learning a foreign language. One that may not have occurred to you is that knowing a foreign language can actually save you on international travel costs. If one of the reasons you are interested in learning a new language is the ability to seamlessly travel to different countries, gain more motivation for your studies through our blog here…Read More

  9. 5 Interesting Spanish Words

    At Crossing Borders, we love teaching our students new languages because we know how fascinating this knowledge can be. One of the most interesting parts of learning a new language is developing a whole new set of vocabulary, which may leave you wondering, “why doesn’t English have a word for this?” In our last blog, we went over some fascinating French words that make us think that often. I…Read More

  10. 4 Fascinating French Words

    One of the best parts of learning a new language is all of the interesting vocabulary you learn. Even though English has millions of words, it is fascinating to learn how different languages communicate different concepts. French is one language that is filled with interesting words. In this blog, we will go over some French words and terms that fascinate us. Nombrilisme (noun: self-centeredness, …Read More