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President’s Day Primer

This year on February 18th, Americans will celebrate President’s Day.  Since 1971, President’s Day has been celebrated on the third Monday in February.  George Washington, the first president of the United States and commonly referred to as the father of the country, was born on February 22, 1732 and the original version of the holiday … Continue reading President’s Day Primer

Football Idioms

As was mentioned in the last post, baseball is “America’s Pastime;” however, it is no longer the most popular sport in the United States. That position now belongs to football.  According to the Los Angeles Times[i], Super Bowl LI (2017) was watched by 111.3 million people in the United States.  That means almost 35% of … Continue reading Football Idioms

Baseball Idioms

During the presidential campaign of 2016 there was some confusion over a word or phrase that Donald Trump kept using. It was hard to discern whether he was saying the word “bigly” or the phrase “big league.” It was eventually confirmed that he was saying “big league”, but what does this term mean? Big league … Continue reading Baseball Idioms

5 Tips On Learning a New Language

Learning a new language is never easy, and some people go their whole lives only speaking one. But some people successfully learn and use multiple languages in their lifetimes. Sid Efromovich is one such polyglot who speaks seven languages. In a TED talk he gave in 2013 he shared some of his techniques.¹ 1. Make … Continue reading 5 Tips On Learning a New Language

Meet the Staff: Adam McConnell

Meet the Staff: Adam McConnell   I started my ESL career in Vienna, Austria, where I worked at a school for wine production for two years. It was an exciting experience because Vienna is so beautiful and working with those students was a lot of fun. I’ve worked at ICLS for 7 years, first as … Continue reading Meet the Staff: Adam McConnell

ESL Thanksgiving Writing Contest

What Are You Thankful For? In light of the Thanksgiving holiday, we have asked our current ESL students and alumni to share with us what they are thankful for this season. Today, we are proud to announce three winners whose essays we are excited to share with you! ICLS would like to thank all of our … Continue reading ESL Thanksgiving Writing Contest

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