10 Movie Catchphrases That Have Influenced American Culture

Posted By ColumbiaWestCollege on 10-19-2015 Categories - American Culture,

10 Movie Catchphrases That Have Influenced American Culture

As an international student in the United States, you probably try to immerse yourself in American culture as much as possible, from wearing American clothes to eating American food. But if you’ve been paying attention, you already know that movies are one of the biggest influences on American English language and culture. From the 1900s … Continued

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Spring Fashion 2015

Posted By ColumbiaWestCollege on 04-08-2015 Categories - American Culture, Blog, Community, Tags - 2015, Columbia West College, fashion, spring, spring fashion,

April is a great time to update your spring fashion wardrobe. The warmer weather will inspire you to freshen up your personal style. In the American tradition of “spring cleaning”, take time to throw away clothes are old and don’t fit. Also, the end of winter means big sales at most clothing stores. So, April … Continued

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Top 5 TV Shows: American Families

Posted By ColumbiaWestCollege on 12-23-2014 Categories - American Culture, Blog, Community, Tags - american, American Dad, american families, american family, Bob's Burgers, Columbia West College, CWC, families, family, Shameless U.S.A., South Park, top 5 tv shows,

Top 5 Shows: American Families In American families, relationships can be very complicated. In a family, there are expectations and rules. Parents often expect their children to behave in specific ways. Often, children have better relationships with one parent than the other. Children also fight and compete with their siblings. Many cartoons and tv shows … Continued

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Favorite American Movies

Posted By ColumbiaWestCollege on 10-31-2014 Categories - American Culture, Blog, ESL, ESL Activities, Videos, Tags - American Movies, English movies, ESL, ESL films, ESL movies,

Favorite American Movies Hollywood movies are the safest choice. These movies appeal to everyone. One of the best ways to find the best American movies is to read reviews. You can also watch previews. Another way to find the best American movies is to look at how much money each movie made. By reading comments … Continued

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Top 5 Bookstores in Los Angeles

Posted By ColumbiaWestCollege on 10-17-2014 Categories - American Culture, Blog, English Self Study, ESL, Explore ESL, Exploring Los Angles, Making American Friends, Reading & Writing, Tags - American books, American culture, Bookstores Los Angeles, Columbia West Collge, ESL, ESL Los Angeles, LA Bookstores,

Exploring Los Angeles Through Books: The Top 5 Bookstores in Los Angeles Bookstores are great places to find new books, study, meet new people, and get involved in your community. Many of L.A.’s bookstores do more than just sell books. Most of them also have coffee shops with indoor and outdoor seating. They advertise local concerts, talks, … Continued

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Top 5 American TV Shows

Posted By ColumbiaWestCollege on 10-10-2014 Categories - American Culture, Blog, English Self Study, ESL, Explore ESL, Listening & Speaking, Tags - American TV, Columbia West College, English TV, ESL, ESL Television, ESL TV, top american tv shows,

The Top 5 TV  American Shows for Exploring American Culture   By watching the top 5 American TV shows, you can practice English and learn about American culture. America has many different cultures and communities. Americans share some values andtraditions. But, there are differences among people who live in cities and people who live in the suburbs of … Continued

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Favorite American TV: Explore ESL

Posted By ColumbiaWestCollege on 10-08-2014 Categories - American Culture, Blog, English Self Study, ESL, Explore ESL, Tags - American TV, Columbia West College, ESL, ESL TV, Explore ESL,

Exploring American TV: Favorites Americans like to watch a wide variety of TV shows. Popular shows follow the lives of famous people, performers who are trying to become famous, and ordinary people put into interesting situations. Americans also enjoy playing games. Watching shows where people play games and answer questions to win money and prizes … Continued

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American TV: Explore ESL

Posted By ColumbiaWestCollege on 10-06-2014 Categories - American Culture, Blog, English Self Study, ESL, Explore ESL, Tags - American Television, American TV, Columbia West College, ESL, ESL TV,

Explore ESL Discover American Culture Through American TV Watching American TV shows can help you understand American culture while improving your listening skills. American TV shows are made in a series. Each series is made up of several seasons. A season of TV shows is made up of any number of episodes. An episode is a half-hour to an … Continued

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Studying ESL with Music

Posted By ColumbiaWestCollege on 09-30-2014 Categories - American Culture, Blog, ESL, Other, Tags - Columbia West College, English music, ESL, ESL music, Exploration,

Exploring American Culture: Studying ESL with Music Listening to music is an excellent way to practice your English. With music, learning grammar and new vocabulary can make learning ESL more enjoyable. Listening to American music is also a fun way to explore American culture. America has a rich musical history. American music has been influenced … Continued

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Learning English As A Second Language

Posted By ColumbiaWestCollege on 08-14-2014 Categories - American Culture, Blog, ESL, ESL Los Angeles, Tags - best esl programs, ESL, ESL Los Angeles, learning english as a second language,

Best Approaches to Learning English as a Second Language A new language cannot be learned only from studying books. Children learn their first language by listening to and speaking with adults and other children. They are able to speak in full sentences years before they learn to read or are taught any grammar. Learning English … Continued

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