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Learning English as a second language is tougher for adults than for children. Get all the help you can right here and on the ESL About.com guide site.

5 Quick English Grammar Tips
I often hear five English grammar mistakes from people who grew up speaking English. It's a difficult language to master. In many rural areas, English grammar becomes relaxed and just plain wrong. How's your grammar? Here are 5 quick English grammar tips. Brush up before you go back to school. You might save a little embarrassment.

English Grammar Tips List No. 2

Should You Go Back to School?
Should you go back to school? School is a serious proposition. Consider these eight questions before going back to school.

ESL - Get Help with ESL at a Literacy Council
If you're struggling with ESL, English as a second language, remember to consult your local literacy council. Even most small towns have one. Ask at the library. Any library.

ESL - How Did You Get Help with ESL at a Literacy Council
Have you found help learning English as a Second Language (ESL) at a literacy council? Tell us your story.

The Beauty of Wrong English Translation
English is a difficult language to learn. English translation can be a real puzzle. When English translation goes wrong, it can be funny or it can be incredibly creative. This is about the beauty of wrong English translation.

English Translation - Share Your Examples of Wrong Translation
When English translation goes wrong, it can be funny or it can be incredibly creative. Share your examples of the beauty of wrong English translation.

Language Learning - 5 Methods of Language Learning
Language learning is a universal pursuit around the world. Whether you're learning one new language or adding a fourth, it's nice to know your language learning options. Here are five.

Which Language Learning Methods Do You Use?
Language learning happens in lots of different ways---via the Internet, DVDs, CDs, books, even lyrics. Which methods have worked best for you? Share your language learning experiences and advice.

A Year in the Life of an ESL Student by Edward J. Francis - A Review
I asked my friend, Oksana Pavilionis, a native Russian speaker, ESL student, and premier violinist by the way, to take a look at this book. She’s been speaking English for six years and was thrilled to see a book focused on idioms. It is exactly what she needs next. "I am totally positive about this book," she said. "I want to have it."

Learn ESL Through Movement
If you have tried and struggled to learn English as a second language (ESL) the usual ways, it’s time to try it Dr. James Asher’s way---through movement. In just 10-20 hours of silent physical response to commands in the new language, you'll be ready to begin speaking.

Using Technology to Teach ESL
An article from Education World on the wisdom of using technology to teach adults ESL.

Free English Courses
Kenneth Beare, About.com guide to ESL, lists some great places to find free English courses.

QualityTime-ESL with Marianne Raynaud
Marianne Raynaud, author and webmaster, offers free podcasts at QualityTime-ESL.com, plus full packages that include a DVD, CD, and her book. She might be the mentor you've been looking for.

Top Ten Vocabulary Learning Resources
Your About.com guide to ESL, Kenneth Beare, lists his picks for the top ten resources for expanding and practicing your English vocabulary.

Mah Boon Yih's ESL Blog
Mah Boon Yih has a wonderful blog filled with strategies for learning English as a Second Language.

Breakthrough in Brain Research: Learning Languages Without Stress
Dr. James Asher discusses his breakthroughs in brain research regarding the learning of second languages. Read about how important listening comprehension and doodling are to learning another language.

Palabea - The Speaking World
Want to learn a new language? Practice the one you've been studying? Check out Palabea. It's a very cool and creative place to practice speaking every language, including many you've likely never heard of!

Learn English Online
Listening is one of the best ways to learn a language. Learn practical American English with audio courses by 1-Language.com.

Internet4Classrooms
Internet4Classrooms offers a variety of teaching solutions for ESL classroom teachers.

Using Technology to Teach ESL
An article from Education World on the wisdom of using technology to teach adults ESL.

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