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American English: Learn Idioms

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Learn Idioms with One-to-One Instruction

1) Meet the instructor regularly online with skype. 

2) Receive access to one of the online idioms classes above.

2) The instructor will explain the idioms. Ask your questions to understand each idiom well.

3) Practice using the idioms in everyday speaking questions.

4) Learn about 10 idioms per week.

5) Get extra practice with online quizzes and tests.


American TV shows and movies are full of idioms. Learning idioms will improve your understanding.

Each week, choose 2 to 3 idioms (out of the 10 we learn) and try to use them in your speech.

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Hello! I am Erica Rosi Pedersen. I have been teaching English language skills for over 15 years. My private students have included software professionals, researchers, medical students, childcare providers, teachers and many others. I believe in the power of speech, and I have enjoyed helping people to feel confident when speaking English.

My students have come from East Africa, Senegal, India, Japan, China, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia, Brazil, Venezuela, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Israel, the U.K., France, Germany, Bosnia, Russia, and the Ukraine. 

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"I enjoy learning American English idioms. I think that these show the true speech. It helps me to sound more fluent, and I have fun learning English." Akiha, a Japanese student

"I travel to the U.S. frequently. I often study English, but people do not speak regular English all the time. My business associates definitely use idioms. There are a lot of idioms, but I do feel that my understanding has improved since I began study." Won-ho, a Korean Student

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