Halloween Time!

Halloween is a time when superstition reigns alongside dress-up fun and (scary) celebration!  It is one of the more popular holidays that Americans observe annually. Halloween is thought to have [...]


Personification is something we all do.  It means to attribute some human qualities to something which is not human, whether is is a living creature such as your pet puppy or an inanimate object [...]

American Holidays

Throughout the year, there are many special traditional American holidays, when friends and family come together to celebrate the occasion and re-affirm their history, their values and beliefs. [...]


Onomatopoeia is “the formation of a word that defines the natural sound of the object or actions, the naming of a thing or action by a vocal imitation of the sound associated with it (as [...]

College drinking

For TALK and any international student who is experiencing a new country for the first time,  peer pressure is always a major consideration because it is so powerful but sometimes it can lead to [...]

TALK to US Campaign

TALK staff, students and alumni are like family – it’s something students recognize when they arrive at our schools to learn English.  There is a genuine feeling of caring, safety and a [...]


Imagery is when language forces someone to create a mental picture of something.  It is all about painting a picture with words. For example: “A wine shop was open and I went in for some coffee. [...]

Cultural Adaptation

When it comes to studying abroad in a new country, there are many things that any TALK student needs to have in mind when they prepare themselves for this exciting and thrilling adventure. At the [...]