Learning the lingo used in the United States can be hard enough for a native speaker, but it’s even more daunting for immigrants. Jimmy Gyasi Boateng, a native of Ghana, has been living in the US since 1978—long enough to successfully adapt to life in a new place. Determining how to use vocabulary has been critical to his success.
Learn how to use certain words and phrases and overcome problems that confront many speakers of English as a second language with this guidebook. You’ll discover how to
• use slang properly—and at the right times;
• adapt to a new style of speaking English; and
• decipher hidden meanings behind certain words and phrases.
You can find out exactly what people are saying and know how you can join the conversation. By understanding the language and employing it properly, you can start down a path that leads to success. Be yourself while discovering how to relate to new people in a new environment through What’s Up?