This article discusses the recent research study showing that knowing English can increase your income by 25% (in developing countries). However, the article mentions the problem that most countries’ school program does not have a clear strategy for learning/teaching English, so there is no guarantee students will succeed.

Are you considering studying English in the United States at a language academy / institute? Located in Duluth, just outside of Atlanta, CCB is a flexbile, creative, and fun program which has a clear strategy for learning English. Students learn all major skill areas READING, WRITING, LISTENING, AND SPEAKING. They have expert teachers to guide them in improving their grammar, vocabulary, expressions / idioms, and pronunciation. Lastly, students learn all about American culture, study skills, and English for work & business purposes.

So whatever your purpose is for learning English – even just pleasure – we have the right program and strategy for you!

DAILY IDIOM: “Horsing Around!” / “Quit Horsing Around!”

There are many idioms in English related to animals. To “horse around” means to play, act silly, and “goof off,” usually when you are really supposed to be doing something serious. When someone is playing at their job, sometimes we say: “Quit horsing around!”

Our English-as-a-Second-Language School in Duluth. Georgia, encourages students to study hard and play hard! So, at CCB School, you can horse around a little bit, but make sure to do your homework!

IDIOM OF THE DAY: versions of “feel up to it” or “feel up for it”

Using the phrase “up to it” or “up for it” can be used to express whether or not you want to do something.


A: “I want to talk about our finances tonight. Do you feel up to it?”

B: “No, I’ve had a really rough day. I just don’t feel up for that.”


A: “Do you feel up for going to the movies tonight?”

B: “Yes, I’d be up for that.”

Now you try using this expression with your friends!! Are you UP FOR THAT??