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  • English for International Communication: What Does It Mean?

    Posted by English4Success | 27 June 2017 - 1:10pm | 0 Comments

    How is “English for International Communication,” part of the full name of TOEIC® tests, different from plain old English? For one thing, there is no “plain old English.” A native English speaker will always use one of a broad range of dialects, with its own accent, spellings, and idioms. More importantly and relevantly, native speakers are today a minority. While some 400 million people are native English speakers, non-native speakers of English are estimated to number somewhere from 470 million to over 1...

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    English Language, TOEIC Testing

  • New Test Format: TOEIC IP Online

    Posted by English4Success | 17 October 2016 - 12:00pm | 0 Comments

     

    AMIDEAST is excited to announce a brand new option in TOEIC® testing that is ideal for determining the English proficiency of job candidates, among other purposes. ETS has released online versions of TOEIC® Listening...

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    Employers, English Language, English Online, TOEIC Testing

  • The Case for American English

    Posted by English4Success | 8 June 2016 - 10:30am | 0 Comments

     

     

    Once you decide that you want to learn English, you have to ask yourself: “do I want to learn American English or British English?”

    Objectively, there aren’t huge differences between American English and British English, aside from the accent. A person from Britain can easily understand a person from the United States and vice versa. However, if you aren’t a native speaker of English, the differences between the two types of English can be enormous. Americans and Brits use different words to describe the...

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    American, British, English, TOEFL

  • The Big Switch: An English Only Success

    Posted by English4Success | 4 May 2016 - 1:31pm | 0 Comments

     

     

     

    It’s no question that in today’s global marketplace, English is a vital skill. In fact, some foreign companies have transitioned to using only English in the workplace. According to the Harvard Business Review, well-known companies such as Lufthansa, Lenovo, Honda, Technicolor, Nokia, Microsoft in Beijing, Renault, Airbus, and Samsung have all officially adopted English as their internal operational language.

     

    A...

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    Employers, English Language, Global Marketplace

  • English: It’s Complicated

    Posted by English4Success | 4 April 2016 - 8:22am | 0 Comments

    English can be tricky. New words are constantly forming. New rules are constantly forming. Old rules are constantly breaking. It can be hard to keep up, but what if trying not to make a mistake is part of the problem? Linguists call this phenomenon overcorrection: when people make a grammatical mistake out of fear of making a grammatical mistake. Are you guilty of it?

    Here are some...

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