AEE 132: Go Local in New York City — Don’t Miss Out on the Real Character

Do you want to “go local” the next time you visit New York? Today we will show you how to do it. Today you’ll find out what NOT to do if you don’t want to look like a tourist. Don’t go to Times Square: If… Read More

AEE 131: The Hug or The Handshake – How to Greet in American Culture

Do you know how to greet someone in American culture? Today you’ll learn how to avoid embarrassing situations when you are not sure whether to hug, handshake, or wave. We had a question from a Chinese student. She wasn’t sure how to greet American men…. Read More

AEE 127: Want to Make Friends When You Travel to the US? 4 Phrases to Use

Do you want to make friends when you travel to the US? Do you want to start English conversations easily and quickly? Don’t be lonely when you travel in the United States! Today we’ll give you 4 phrases to use when you come to the… Read More

AEE 126: Does American Optimism Annoy You? 5 Phrases Used by the Optimist

Does American optimism annoy you? A lot of Americans tend to see the “bright side” of things. Why is this? Where does optimism show up in American English? Where does it show up in our intonation and our expressions? Optimistic expressions in English: To look… Read More

AEE 123: Look Up to Make American Friends

Today find out how to “look up” and make more American friends in the United States! In the United States, we spend a lot of time with our phones when we are out in public like on the train, on the street, or in a… Read More