Posts Tagged: intermediate

Like vs. As: How to Choose Correctly

Like or as? For English language learners, this is one of the trickier questions. To choose the correct form, ask yourself: Is it followed by a verb?  If the answer is yes, use as. Examples: As I mentioned previously, the meeting will begin at 9 am. It sounded as though she would be late. In each… Read more »

New Premium English Course

Only have a short time – 1 or 2 weeks – for an English immersion course? Want to maximize learning with individual attention all day 6 days per week? Want a mix of classroom lessons and real-life practice, exploring our friendly community and practicing your English conversational skills with a teacher by your side? Register… Read more »

English Immersion in Maine: Perspective Mexico

Many executives and professionals from Mexico and Latin America have found Maine, with its friendly people and distance from any Spanish-speaking populations, to be the perfect place to study English in a total immersion environment. In this video, Rosario, an accountant from Mexico, talks about her experience in a 3-week intensive English immersion course at… Read more »

Learn English Prepositions with Photos

Who is the English language student’s enemy number 1? Prepositions. Prepositions are small but pugnacious, refusing to fade into the background. Prepositions laugh at translation (that’s laugh at, not laugh with, because it’s not a friendly laugh). Depende de in Spanish. De = of or from in English. So, it depends of the context, right? Wrong. It depends on… Read more »

Summer Immersion Courses Begin May 4

The time is right to join us in Camden, Maine, for an English immersion course that will help you reach your English learning goals while enjoying the company of other motivated professionals and executives from around the world.

Between You and Me: Grammar Conundrums

Between you and me? Between you and I? Between me and you? Even native speakers of English confess to feeling perplexed when it comes to choosing the correct pronouns. In his entertaining podcast Lexicon Valley on the online news website Slate, Mike Vuolo presents a satisfyingly thorough and often funny discussion of the confusion provoked by… Read more »

Who vs. Whom: Which is Correct?

Either as a relative pronoun or question word, whom is rarely used in conversation. Formal writing, yes, but ordinary conversation, no. With whom did you go to the movies? is correct but sounds like a police interrogation. Who did you go to the movies with? is technically incorrect but is the way we usually say it…. Read more »

Hike up Ragged Mountain

Writing about your experiences in a full immersion English course is a great way to help yourself remember the vocabulary you’ve learned. It also encourages you to start thinking in English, rather than translating words that are new for you into your native language. Last week, Daniela, human resources director for a software company in… Read more »

Learn TOEFL Vocabulary Fast

To learn the most common English vocabulary words tested on the TOEFL, check out these online flashcards created by Acadia Center. Read and listen to the words and their definitions, and test your knowledge by studying the flashcards, taking the word quiz, and playing word games online. Each set of flashcards presents a new group… Read more »