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Student Profile – Sergio Simoes Ometto

Sergio Simoes Ometto has been taking classes at South Beach Languages for over a year now. Always the first one to arrive to [...]

By | March 21st, 2016|Profiles|Comments Off on Student Profile – Sergio Simoes Ometto

This is Miami as seen through ‘Countable and Uncountable Nouns’

English teacher, Brian, took his students to the streets of South Beach to capture images using QUANTIFIERS.  This is Miami as seen through 'Countable [...]

By | March 21st, 2016|Lessons|Comments Off on This is Miami as seen through ‘Countable and Uncountable Nouns’

TOEFL Test Preparation: General Information

The TOEFL, or Test for English as a Foreign Language, is an English proficiency exam that measures your ability to read, write, speak, [...]

By | October 31st, 2015|Student Guides|Comments Off on TOEFL Test Preparation: General Information

TOEFL: Writing Section

The Writing Task of the TOEFL exam consists of 1 Independent Task and 1 Integrated Task. You’ll have 30 minutes to plan, write, [...]

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TOEFL: Speaking Section

The speaking portion of the TOEFL exam consists of 2 Independent tasks and 4 Integrated tasks. Speaking clearly and logically and using correct [...]

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TOEFL: Listening Section

The TOEFL exam listening section involves between 4-6 lectures and 2-3 campus conversations. Lectures represent typical university settings with topics ranging from the [...]

By | October 30th, 2015|Student Guides|Comments Off on TOEFL: Listening Section

TOEFL: Reading Section

The Reading Section consists of 3-5 passages that are approximately 700 words, followed by 12-14 questions. Topics include social sciences, the arts and [...]

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Ship or Sheep? Beach English Pronunciation.

This video explores pronunciation differences in American English words, particularly the ‘E’ versus the ‘I’ sound.   Many students, especially from Latin America [...]

By | August 31st, 2015|English Lesson Video|Comments Off on Ship or Sheep? Beach English Pronunciation.

Sssshhh….Silent Letters. Beach English Pronunciation.

In English, some letters are not pronounced. For example, the letter ‘k’ in word knee is silent.  ‘K’ is usually a strong sound, [...]

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Double negatives are a no-no! Beach English Parts of Speech.

In English, we normally use just 1 negative word per sentence.  In other languages, such as Spanish or Portuguese, it is normal to [...]

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