Written by Juan Cabrera What are idioms? Study.com defines an ‘idiom’ as an expression that takes on a figurative meaning when certain words are combined, which is different from the literal definition of the individual words. You can start 2020 by using the following idioms, and, at the same time, set goals for yourself! Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained When you try … [Read more...] about Learn English Idioms for the New Year!
Written by Paula Moore Greetings from Springfield, Missouri. My name is Paula Moore, and I am the Special Programs Director at Missouri State University's English Language Institute. We at Missouri State want to thank each of you for being our partners, whether you are a student, a parent, an educational agent, or a partner university administrator. Making international … [Read more...] about A Warm Message from the ELI Special Programs Director
Watthanakorn Kanthakeaw is an ambitious international student improving his language in the English Language Institute. He is from Chiangrai, on the northern side of Thailand. He came to the United States to pursue his dream of teaching children in his home country. Pursuing an English education major and American Sign Language in Missouri State is the first step to achieve his … [Read more...] about Where There is a Will, There is a Way!
Written by Boni The Beginning of Xuxiang’s Story Xuxiang Zou grew up in China and there she began her degree in choral conducting. When the Missouri State University Chorale visited China in 2015, director Cameron LaBarr recommended that Xuxiang come to Missouri State to study and sing in one of the choirs. She visited the United States for the first time in 2016 for a … [Read more...] about Spotlight: Xuxiang
English Language Institute (ELI) students enjoy practicing language skills outside of the classroom. In June, they exchanged Missouri State classrooms for elementary school classrooms. Students in all levels of Speaking courses visited a WING's class called, "Oh, The Places You'll Go." About WINGS WINGS is a program for gifted students in the Springfield Public … [Read more...] about English Language Institute students spread their Wings