Culture Tip: American New Year Traditions

The coming of a new year is celebrated across the world with a variety of different customs and traditions.  New Year’s in the United States is no different, and Americans have our own special traditions for commemorating the past year and “ringing in” a new one.  If...

Grammar Tip (A1): Subject and Object Pronouns

Pronouns in English are simple, useful words like I, me, he, his, she, and her.  Although these words are simple, using them correctly can sometimes be tricky.  When should you use “I” or “me”?  Which of these sentences is correct? He told the secret to she and I. He...

Grammar Tip: Hope vs. Wish

Imagine that you will face a big test or competition soon.  In these situations, we often talk about our desire to succeed.  In English, “hope” and “wish” can both be used to talk about something you want to have or to happen.  However, even though these words have...