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Yoga Exercises Added to US School Programs – VOA Learning English (Jan 17, 2017)

Along with subjects like reading and mathematics, school children at the Robert W. Coleman Elementary School are learning how to spend time in quiet thought. The students are learning yoga exercises and meditation skills. The aim is to provide them … Continue reading

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Start the New Year By Setting Reasonable Learning Goals – VOA Learning English (Jan 10, 2017)

Editor’s note: We revisit one of our popular Education stories from 2016 – an article that provides a good way to start the new year: setting reasonable goals for learning English. In the Education Tips series, education experts in the … Continue reading

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From Nairobi to North Carolina: A Kenyan Teacher’s Journey – VOA Learning English (Jan 03, 2017)

https://av.voanews.com/Videoroot/Pangeavideo/2016/12/b/b0/b0b5c423-fe65-43ae-a519-6a034bb72958.mp4 One day in May 2015, James Gitau Mwangi was reading in the library at the American Reference Center in Nairobi. He did not know that a conversation he overheard there would change his life. The American Reference Center’s Assistant … Continue reading

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Look for Patterns to Improve Your Writing and Speaking – VOA Learning English (Dec 27, 2016)

Editor’s Note: This week, we revisit one of the most popular Education stories of 2016. In the Education Tips series, education experts in the United States give you tips about how you can improve your English skills. After an interview … Continue reading

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Step-By-Step Guide to a Great College Paper – VOA Learning English (Dec 24, 2016)

Strong writing is one of the most important skills for any college student. Many non-native English speakers have no idea what professors in the U.S. expect from a college paper. A college paper is a piece of writing than can … Continue reading

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Girls on Wheels: Bicycle Programs in India and Kenya – VOA Learning English (Nov 22, 2016)

Girls on Wheels: Bicycle Programs in India and Kenya(0:08:35) http://av.voanews.com/clips/VLE/2016/11/21/7db3fd54-a533-4392-b5c3-46231c34b3ac.mp3 For VOA Learning English, this is the Education Report. In developing countries, attending school can be a daily struggle for some children. They may walk several kilometers to school because … Continue reading

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How Well is English Spoken Worldwide? – VOA Learning English (Nov 15, 2016)

How Well is English Spoken Worldwide? (0:12:04) http://av.voanews.com/clips/VLE/2016/11/15/74b05a52-cec2-419a-b778-f8881531a247.mp3 Adults in the Netherlands are the best non-native English speakers, a new report released Tuesday says. The report also says that Iraq has fallen to last place. The private education company Education … Continue reading

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Does Technology Belong in College Classrooms? – VOA Learning English (Nov 12, 2016)

Does Technology Belong in College Classrooms? (0:09:01) http://av.voanews.com/clips/VLE/2016/11/09/391b76e0-2b53-43c2-afc9-24653380d1a3.mp3 Modern technology has a strong influence on many things we do. In fact, technology is shaping almost every part of our day-to-day existence, including education. Ashok Goel is a professor with the … Continue reading

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Improve Your Pronunciation By Taking Selfie Videos – VOA Learning English (Nov 08, 2016)

Improve Your Pronunciation By Taking Selfie Videos(0:06:18) http://av.voanews.com/clips/VLE/2016/11/07/c12382e9-8f3c-4b02-80ec-e3588006ce03.mp3 English learners can improve their pronunciation skills with training exercises used by singers. A smartphone with a camera can help, too. These suggestions come from Michael Berman. He works in the Reading, … Continue reading

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First-Generation College Students Experience School Differently – VOA Learning English (Oct 29, 2016)

First-Generation College Students Experience School Differently (0:09:38) http://av.voanews.com/clips/VLE/2016/10/27/7229b494-f4aa-4594-bd0e-9b5bd54c713c.mp3 Students who are the first in their family to attend college have a different experience than students with college graduate parents. Young people today do have many resources available to them. Books … Continue reading

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