Learn Every Day American English: American Thanksgiving

Cassie Brenn, Creativity Chaser

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6 Videos (11m)
    • Learn Every Day English

      1:33
    • Monday Language in Action

      0:47
    • Tuesday American Culture

      2:22
    • Wednesday Idioms and Sayings

      0:31
    • Thursday Study Tip

      2:27
    • Friday Review

      3:14

About This Class

Welcome to Every Day English for the week of November 20, 2016

In this lesson you will learn about -

  • American Thanksgiving
  • The Contraction y’all
  • The saying  To Go Cold Turkey
  • plus how to expand your English vocabulary

In this class I present you with a lesson for every day of the work week.  Start by downloading and filling out the warm up exercise on the project resource page.  Then Spend a few minutes listening to the day's lesson and before you know it your English will improve.

My name is Cassie Brenn and I've worked with people trying to learn English in other countries.  One thing I've noticed is that sometimes students know all of the words and still don't understand the meaning.  Why is that?  I believe It's because language is deeply connected to culture.  And this is especially true of American English. So, if you did not grow up in the United States there is cultural information that you don't have that can make it harder to understand American English.    

In this series I will present you with short helpful lessons on things related to American culture and language.  I'll also include common sayings and idioms, grammar points and study tips.

3 of 3 students recommendSee All

If you want to learn about the english language and use it correctly, this is a good class. I hope there will be more classes soon. I am sure I can learn a few things!
I learned a lot of interesting things! ;)
Sonja Schnatzer

Waffles make my day! :D

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Cassie Brenn

Creativity Chaser

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Start a Creative Project Today!

My name is Cassie Brenn and I love exploring creativity. It's been an essential part of my professional life as a writer for Children's Magazines.  I've written how-to articles, puzzles, activities and comic book style stories that all required imaginative thinking.  But creativity is like a butterfly - Beautiful, Elusive and Hard to pin down.  

  • What is creativity?
  • Where do new ideas come from?
  • How does the creative process work?

These are the questions I've been pursuing. Won't you  join me in the chase!