Pictured from left to right: Nina, Mary, Gia, and Galina on ESL Carnival Academy Day!
ESL Carnival Academy hit the road to deliver ESL lessons at a cafe in Las Vegas Nevada this past Saturday. It was a wonderful start to teaching English in French cafes, in American coffee houses, and in Japanese "Tea Pot & Social Houses." The latter is the location for the next meeting stated for March 14th at the Tea Pot & Social House in Henderson.
It's interesting in that we believe that total language immersion is the best way to improve your English, however, if it isn't the prime time for you to travel abroad we have an answer. You can immerse yourself in English and in international culture right in your own backyard. In the case for this past weekend, you can immerse yourself in the southeastern Europe's Bulgarian culture. If you live in the Nevada area, you're free to join the Las Vegas/Henderson ESL Group via ESL Carnival Academy. See here on information of how to join.
About the New Las Vegas/Henderson ESL Group:
Facts on Bulgaria: (Per Wikipedia)
Bulgaria occupies a portion of the eastern Balkan peninsula, bordering five countries--Greece and Turkey to the south, Macedonia and Serbia to the west, and Romania to the north. The land borders have a total length of 1,808 kilometres (1,123 mi), and the coastline has a length of 354 kilometres (220 mi). Its total area of 110,994 square kilometres (42,855 sq mi) ranks it as the world's 105th-largest country.Bulgaria's geographic coordinates are 43° N 25° E.
The most notable topographical features are the Danubian Plain, the Balkan Mountains, the Thracian Plain, and the Rhodope Mountains. The southern edge of the Danubian Plain slopes upward into the foothills of the Balkans, while the Danube defines the border with Romania. TheThracian Plain is roughly triangular, beginning southeast of Sofia and broadening as it reaches the Black Sea coast.
Happy New Year!
February 4, 2015
As promised, here is our 2015 English Second Language Academy Finalist. Russian George Ivanov. George is a junior high student in Moscow, Russia. He has been taking classes with ESL CARNIVAL ACADEMY for six, (6) months and has proven himself to be a very bright, creative, and upper-intermediate ESL student. After six months, George has moved to an advanced speaker of English. Read his article, "How Russian Students Can Speak English Better."
Congratulations, George Ivanov!
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HOW RUSSIAN STUDENTS CAN SPEAK ENGLISH BETTER
By: George Ivanov
Hello! My name is George Ivanov and I am from Moscow, Russia. In this essay I will tell you the ways in which Russian students can speak English better. I will also explain to you some tools that you can use to help improve your English. Some of the ways you can improve your English is by:
1) Practicing 2-3 times a week with a tutor at ESL Carnival Academy
2) Practice you English on www.English-Test.net
3) Practice the best English game ever: “Warhammer 40,000”
(Each army has his own RULE book that you're able to translate. When you complete the translation you'll have a great book that has 500 translated pages).
4) Practice your English by playing English video game like "Destiny."
5) Practice to use your Russian Google translator often
You will ask me: How can I learn English George? In fact, I have learned how to speak English in many ways, but one of them is the one I like the most of all. I will tell you about it in a few moments.
One way you can learn English better is to have a personal tutor from the USA, UK or another native English speaking country. My Teacher Gia is from USA. We have lessons three times a week. I love learning English with a private tutor. This is really what’s interesting: we can go to different websites and I can take online tests and quizzes. So, I have a very good teacher.
A second way to learn is through a personal tutor who teaches English but is from Russia. My Russian’s teacher’s name was Mr. Bob. His teaching style was very boring, but it produced results. I had lessons for 5 years, so I know English very well.
A third way to learn English better is by taking a class at a school like “Language Link.” That was “not bad and not good.”
But I don’t like it, I HATE it.
I prefer the first two ways. So you can choose the right way for you.
What about the tools for learning English?
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Welcome to the ESL Carnival Academy Literary Magazine. In a matter of days we will be featuring the 2015 Essay Finalists from our English Second Language Essay Submissions, featuring some of the most inspiring essayists who are currently attending the Academy. One of our greatest essayist, Natasha, will be featured right here in a matter of days. Please come back and review this essay, as this could be you in 2015!
We accept essay submissions from ESL Carnival Academy students. However, if you would like to submit a travel story to the Academy, please use the following guidelines below.
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