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Idiom of the week!

Take a look at this graphic to read about Alexa’s problem. She’s “between a rock and a hard place.” What would you do in her situation? #AmericanEnglish

Idiom of the week

If you think you might be late for your English class, you might need to “step on it” to make sure you’re on time! #AEI #Atlanta #ESL #Languageispower #idiomoftheweek

Idiom of the week

These idioms are music to my ears! (Music to my ears = pleasant to hear) Check out these music-related idioms. #AEI #Languageispower #ATLEI #ATL #Atlanta #ESL

Idiom of the week

Are you focusing on learning English today, or do you have “bigger fish to fry”? This doesn’t mean you are cooking large fish! Find out the meaning of the idiom with this VOA Learning English video and #AmericanEnglish graphic. #AEI#Languageispower #Atlanta #ESL #ESOL English in a Minute: Bigger Fish to Fry Fried fish is a popular food in America and around the world. But does this expression have anything to do with eating seafood?

Potluck May 2017

Yesterday AEI students, faculty, and staff gathered for another end-of-session Potluck Party. It was short but sweet with just enough food for everyone. This time we got several fantastic photos from Alfredo, and we think they really reflect the friendships and memories formed here at AEI. Everyone had a wonderful time, and during the party, someone remarked, “I love this school!” The whole photo album can be viewed on our Facebook page here.

Idiom of the Week – Ways to Say Goodbye

We are almost at the end of the session, so this week’s idioms are different ways to say goodbye. Which ones do you use?

Idiom of the Week – By Heart

Are you learning new English phrases or even songs by heart? “By heart” is this week’s idiom meaning to know something so well you can repeat it perfectly from memory. For example, “For my class presentation I learned Martin Luther King’s famous speech by heart.” Thanks to for the picture! #atlei #languageispower