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Survival Tips for IELTS Preparation

After many hours preparing students for the IELTS exam I found that no-one ever finds it easy! But, the students who... More »

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Inspiration and tips for second language learners

Every time I see my little niece, who is now four years old, switching between Italian and Dutch as if it were the... More »

Fresh Articles

  • Free website to help your English

    Julie Austin-Kaye English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (Chester) Picture
    When I am teaching students there is one website that is very useful and is something that can help you study at home independently. If you want to learn new, subject specific vocabulary and also improve your pronunciation and fluency I recommend that you use this...
  • Enrique Iglesias sings HÉROE in Spanish

    Leonor Spanish Tutor (Brighton) Picture
      Quiero ser tu héroe...Si una vez yo pudiera llegar a erizar de frío tu piel;a quemar, qué sé yo, tu boca, y morirme allí después y si entonces temblaras por mí, llorarás al verme sufrir,ay, sin dudar, tu vida entera dar,como yo la doy por ti. Si pudiera ser tu héroe, si pudiera ser...
  • Holistic Teaching

    Rapport English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (Croydon) Picture
    How many teachers are planted firmly in your memory? Outstanding teachers do as their name suggests - they stand out from the crowd. Language teaching requires: Inspiration Specialist knowledge Switched-on teachers Tutors require all of this and more: Instinct Connection and...
  • Delivering measurable results: Tutoring

    Michel French Tutor (Bromley) Picture
    To deliver measurable results the tutor must harness all traditional and modern tools and techniques to help his students reach their respective goals. But teaching cannot solely rely on tools and techniques, it has to involve passion. Passion for the topic, empathy with the student and last but...
  • The Art of Translating Poetry

    Domenico Gioffré Italian Tutor (South West London) Picture
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  • Becoming a Teacher and Student

    Maria del Mar Molina Spanish Tutor (South East London) Picture
    Since I started teaching I have realised that the way you teach your students is as important as the knowledge you transmit. In a global, interconnected world, teaching needs to evolve in its methods in order to get results in an easier, practical and interesting way. To progress in a...
  • Why learn Portuguese?

    Thais Rocha Portuguese Tutor (Oxford) Picture
    Learning Portuguese today can make a big difference in you professional career. Brazil is a booming economy and a very interesting, but complex country. Brazilians are known for their cultural diversity and knowing the language can help you in understanding particular aspects of Brazilian culture.
  • Strategies To Achieve The Grade You Deserve

    Anna Kaznowska French Tutor (South West London) Picture
    This is a brief note about some of my beliefs on exam success which forms a part of many of my lessons. Enjoy! Exams are stressful, and as they usually come all together (for example at GCSE and A-level) the scale and amount of work ahead of you can seem overwhelming. However, there are tried...
  • Learning Spanish

    Rita Alvarez Spanish Tutor (North West London) Picture
    My experience teaching Spanish started back in 2006, when I was an exchange student at Drake University, in Iowa, USA. It was such a great experience that after it I kept teaching Spanish to foreigners and I would like to do it all my life. Tutors enjoy seeing the progress of their students day...
  • A Few Words About Learning

    Yue Zhou (Joe) Mandarin Chinese Tutor (South East London) Picture
    Learning is a life-long on going process and it's never too late to learn new things in life so long as one has the will, the resilience and the passion! Of course it's certainly not easy to learn and grasp a certain skill. For example, learning a musical instrument (piano) always gets harder...

English as a Foreign Language

  • IELTS Oral Exam Game

    Joe Downing IELTS Teacher (Cambridge) Picture
    For the IELTS oral exam you have to speak for two minutes on a topic. Often you have to speak on something like: travel, advertising, fashion or...
  • English and the language of football

    Pete Goodland English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (Sheffield) Picture
    So here I am happily ensconced in beautiful Birkdale where every day's a joy. Then what? My Chinese students - confused as they are by our (...

European Languages

  • The Importance of Memorisation

    Andrew Cremer French Tutor (Ilford) Picture
    One of the most important aspects of learning a language effectively is to commit as much of it as possible to memory. It is vital to learn at...
  • Learning French : Why & How

    Alex Pichevin French Tutor (Manchester) Picture
    Learning French is definitely a good idea, since French is one of the most spoken languages in the world; it is the official language of 40...

World Languages

  • Do you need a provocation to learn Russian?

    Ignaty Dyakov Russian Teacher (East Central London) Picture
    A Russian London-based entrepreneur and language teacher has branched out with the launch of his second textbook aimed at international...
  • Crime and Punishment

    Dmitry Matchin Russian Teacher (West Central London) Picture
    Crime and Punishment, the first of the four greatest works by Fyodor Dostoevsky, is universally, and deservedly, acknowledged as one of the most...


  • English Accent - Online learning

    Helen Hendrickson Elocution Elocution/ Accent Reduction Tutor (Birmingham) Picture
  • Why Learn British Sign Language?

    BSL David Sign language Tutor (Nottingham) Picture
    British Sign Language (BSL) is a specialised and interesting subject! There are several ways to learn basic BSL. A college course, private...

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