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Your First Day of School in the USA

Students on their first day at Intrax

Posted in Life in the USA

Once you arrive in the United States and get settled in your homestay, residence club or apartment, it’s time for your new student orientation and first day of school. Don’t worry—it shouldn’t be hard, and it isn’t scary.

Four Ways Learning English Helps Your Career

Learn English to Improve Job Prospects

Posted in English as a Second Language, Learning English

English is the most widespread language in the world, more spoken and written than any other language. Over 400 million people speak English as a first language, surpassed only by the number of people who speak Chinese—and many more people speak English as a second or third language: up to 2 billion. At this moment, roughly 1 billion people around the world are learning English.

New Location for Our Chicago Center

Posted in Life in the USA

This July, we opened a brand-new location for students in Chicago. It is conveniently down the street from our old location and across the street from Chicago’s Grant Park.  

Five Ways to Improve Your English

Posted in Ask a Teacher, Learning English, Life in the USA

Want to improve your English vocabulary? That’s a great idea. For basic communication, knowing vocabulary is even more important than knowing grammar. The more words you know, the easier it is to express your thoughts, feelings, and ideas.

But improving your English vocabulary is not as simple as memorizing lists or looking up words in the dictionary. Why not? Because that is not enough to make sure that you remember the words you learn. If you don’t work with and use your new words, you will probably forget them pretty quickly.

How to Prepare for Your Study in the United States

Student prepares for study in the USA

Posted in Life in the USA

Once you decide to study in the United States, there are a few things you need to do to prepare. It is important you secure housing, confirm your health and travel insurance and practice your English.

Tips for Life in the USA

Posted in Learning English, Life in the USA

What did Intrax students want to know when they first came to the USA? We asked them to share their tips and information. Here is what they said.

How to Choose an ESL School

Choose an ESL School

Posted in Learning English

When you are planning to study English, what should you look for in a school? Here is a list of things that will help you make a good choice.