The Origin of “Please”

Welcome! Remember last week we spoke about saying “thank you“? Well today we will continue with the mini lesson in politeness. “Please”  is short for “if you please”. For example, in the past we would ...

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What do YOU choose?

Sveiki! (that’s hello in Lithuanian). How are you today? We are inspired by the following sentence: “It’s not about success or failure, it’s about choosing to learn or not learn” We believe so many of ...

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The Origin of “Thank you”

Well, hello! Let’s start today’s mini lesson. English people are famous for being polite. And one way of being polite is to always, always, always say “please” and “thank you”. In English, “thank you” derives ...

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10 Rules from Richard Diebenkorn part I

Hello! Apa kabar? (that’s “how are you” in bahasa Indonesian). Richard Diebenkorn was a well-known 20th century American painter. His early work is associated with Abstract expressionism and the Bay Area Figurative Movement of the 1950s ...

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International Day of the Girl

Helloooo! It’s Friday today, are you looking forward to the weekend? We sure are! In an interview by HuffPost to Eliana Stanislawski, the United States Actions Coordinator for IDC: “We need a Day of the Girl. Girls experience ...

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Is life good?

Annyeong haseyo! (that’s hello in Korean). Remember how awesome Kaplan‘s infographic was? Remember what an infographic was? In case you don’t, it’s a lot of information transformed into a graphic visual representation. That way, we can ...

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Learn English with Songs: “Vincent”

Good morning and welcome to Wednesday! One of our students, Hildgund, sent us an email suggesting this beautiful song by Don McLean. This is the song we will be learning English with today. Ready? 1. Read ...

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