Clubs and organizations
Americans are fond of clubs, and there is very likely a club or organization near you which does things
you are interested in. There are clubs for hiking and canoeing and other outdoor activities, dance groups, arts and
crafts groups, and many more. I can only give a sample here. Look for groups in your locality. Most groups
welcome new members.
Volunteer to work for some worthy cause and have the opportunity to work with and talk to Americans.
Listening to the radio Once students get beyond the
beginner stage, they can benefit from listening to the radio. I highly recommend National Public Radio.
The programs Morning Edition and All Things Considered have articles of general interest, and the announcers
usually speak a pretty high level of English, without a lot of slang. I suggest that students sit down and concentrate
on what is being said, minimizing distractions as much as possible.
Click here to go to NPR's web page. Enter your zip code to find the NPR station nearest you.