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Why Northwest Offers Free ESL Classes

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Here at Northwest we are proud to offer our Spanish speaking students the opportunity to engage in free English as a second language classes as part of our curriculum. We’re also proud to be able to extend that offer to the families of our students, and here’s why. Fluency in English Is a Vital Business Skill Out of the world's approximately 7.8 billion inhabitants, 1.35 billion speak English. However, the majority of those aren't native English speakers.    Only about 360 million people speak English as their first language, with the majority living here in the U.S or in the..


The Benefits of Learning English as a Second Language in 2021

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The English language is one of the most commonly spoken languages and is often considered the most influential language in the world.    Whether you want to learn English to further your studies, your career, or your personal horizons, there are many benefits you can gain from attending our ESL course, which is free for our students and their families.  Improved Cognitive Abilities Learning a second language is one of the very best ways to keep your brain active and challenged.    Studies have shown that the brain undergoes changes in electrical activity and even structure and size while learning..


Language Learning Tips for the Experts

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When it comes to learning a new language, there is a lot of advice out there, some of it highly contradictory. If you’re considering learning another language, this mass of confusing advice can be overwhelming and offputting.   To help out, we’ve gathered some snippets of simple and effective advice put other by language learning experts. Simon Ager - Omniglot Simon Ager’s native language is English. He can speak French, Welsh, and Irish fluently. He can get by fairly well in German, Japanese, Scottish Gaelic, Spanish, Manx, and Esperanto. And he has a basic knowledge of Taiwanese, Cantonese, Italian, Portuguese,..


The 8 Primary Benefits of English Language Learning

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Learning a new language is both a complex process and a major commitment in terms of time and effort. However, there are huge benefits to learning a second language.    So, if you’re considering joining us in one of our ESL programs, which are free for our students and their families, here are some of the many benefits. The Ability to Communicate in a New Language While it might seem obvious, the main benefit a person gains when they commit to learning English, or any language is the ability to use that language to communicate with other speakers of that..


What Makes English Difficult to Learn?

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It’s often said that English is one of the hardest languages to learn. This isn’t entirely true as it actually places mid-table on the U.S Diplomatic services list of language difficulty.    However, it can’t be denied that there are some oddities to the English language that can catch new learners out. Today, we’ll be discussing some of those oddities. Why Is English So Odd? Part of what has added so many oddities to the English language is the fact that it is a composition language made up of French, German, and Danish roots.    This amalgamation of three different..