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The role of teachers in collaborative learning

In collaborative learning (CL) the teacher plays a critical role in contributing to students’...
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Different Strokes for Different Folks

Having lived and taught in a number of countries, it is interesting to see how differently...
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5 Tips to Help You Learn Chinese Vocabulary

Vocabulary plays a fundamental role in mastering a new foreign language. Having a good command...
German (general)

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Kleines Quiz (in German)

KLEINES QUIZ 1. In welchen Ländern wird Deutsch gesprochen? 2. Wie heissen die...

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    Emily Rose English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (Manchester) Picture I am a native English speaker currently based in the United Kingdom where I have been living and working for the past nine years.  I currently teach English full-time in Manchester. I have been developing my profession as an English language teacher over three years.  I have a TEFL Certificate...
  • Intergalactic travel and the English speaker

    Pete Goodland English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (Sheffield) Picture What to do this particular afternoon with my Chinese Students, more IELTS and phrasal verbs? Then.... ( and this you will not believe ) I hear a Spaceman is about to arrive at Birkdale. Has this writer spent too much time on the pop? I hear you cry. But, no, this is the absolute truth. Alan...
  • 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 ( English ) obsession with the game we're utterly useless at ( Ok, this could include any number of sports, but you get my drift ) -  ask for lessons on the...
  • Why Learn French?

    Polly Tuckett French (general) Tutor (Leicester) Picture Why Learn French?   Learning French flings open the shutters on an exciting new culture - its history, political life, philosophical tradition; its art, cuisine, cinema, music, theatre, poetry… So often, if we are focused on attaining a certain grade for GCSE or A’ Level, or if we need,...
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    Caroline Murphy Translation/ Interpretation Professional (North London) Picture While working for my MA in translation one of the areas we covered was machine language: for our purposes that can simply be interpreted as translation. That was almost 20 years ago, and at the time, a rather amusing exercise was how to make as many translation errors as possible. The puzzle...
  • Why I Love Taiwan

    Pei Hsuan Lin Mandarin Tutor (North West London) Picture Taiwan is a small but very beautiful country with 23 million population, national language is Mandarin Chinese. People from Taiwan are very friendly and generous, we always try to help as much as we can. In this tiny island has over 100 mountains over 3000 meters, beaches all around, and easy to...
  • 6 Tips for Learning a Foreign Language Editor's Pick

    Philippa Harrington French (general) Tutor (Bromley) Picture   Learn a new word each day - It may not sound much, but that’s 7 new words a week or 30 or so per month, which soon adds up.. Use memory aids such as flashcards - There are a number of memory aids to help with memorising  new words, expressions and grammar, such as: flashcards, recording...
  • A Few Myths Of Language Learning

    Liudmila English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (Ipswich) Picture Myth 1: I have no time for studying a foreign language. Reality: 15 minutes a day is enough to keep a language alive. Whether you do some reading, listening or watching a film, it will all count as practice. Fifteen minutes a day will bring more results than four hours once a week. Try to write...
  • Why Learn Spanish?

    Victoria Killeen Spanish (general) Tutor (Warrington) Picture Spanish is spoken currently by an estimated 350 million people around the world and it is the fourth most commonly spoken language. Besides Spain, Spanish is the dominant language in Argentina, Chile, Peru, Venezuela, Columbia, Honduras, Puerto Rico, Paraguay, Bolivia, Mexico, Phillipines and in...
  • Chinese: The Very Much Possible Language

    Henry Pelham Mandarin Tutor (South West London) Picture Many people are discouraged from learning Mandarin Chinese as they feel it would be an 'impossible task.' "Languages are hard enough; I'll just stick to French / Spanish etc." I have had so many great experiences instilling a passion for the subject in students who hadn't consider themselves...

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