Transition from Chinese to English

LAE offers different learning levels for Chinese speaking students making the transition to English. It’s no secret that learning English isn’t easy. Aside from the obvious fact that English uses an alphabet and Chinese uses symbols, English words are full of contradictions and there are lots of exceptions to the rules. For instance, there’s a rule called I before E except after C which is helpful in spelling words like “believe.” But what about words like “science” or “weird”? Learning English isn’t just about learning the rules, but also the exceptions to the rules.

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Testimonials from Korean Students

Taking an English class in an unfamiliar place isn’t easy. Here’s what our Korean students have to say about their experiences: Hello. As I am writing this, it reminds me of the first time I came here to take the free English Classes. To be honest, I had doubts about the program because I was new to the United States and everything was unfamiliar to me. Anyways, I decided to come try the class and then I was really satisfied because the teachers are really friendly and the instruction was useful.

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English Tips for Farsi Speakers

Below are a few tips for Farsi speaking students who want to learn English: In English, when the letter H is combined with a T, a C, a P, or an S, it changes the entire sound of the consonant. The letter T by itself makes a hard stop, like in the word “cat”, but when combined with an H, it makes a smooth stop, like in the word “math”. The TH sound is made by placing your tongue in between your teeth and blowing, while the T sound is made with the tongue on the roof of the mouth.

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