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English as a Foreign Language (EFL)

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Using a lexical approach in EFL teaching

I was having a conversation with one of my students the other day that reminded me of an...
Cambridge First Certificate (FCE)

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How to Form Phrasal Verbs (with examples)

Phrasal verbs consist of: verb + particle (adverb or preposition) Tip: Using phrasal verbs as...

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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’...
German (general)

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Why learn German?

For as long as I can remember, the summer months - usually the time around or after GCSE and...

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  • What does it mean to really know a word?

    Rebecca Moden English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (West London) Picture Are you an English language student aiming to study at university? Or do you want to communicate your ideas very clearly and precisely for work or study? If so, then developing your vocabulary is a key priority. In order to cope with challenging tasks like writing extended essays or giving a...
  • Why you should learn the Russian language

    Valentina Ross Russian Teacher (North London) Picture If you decide to study the Russian language, many prospects will open up for you. In 2016, Russia's population is currently about 150 million people. You can find business partners, meet friends and even find love in Russia. If you know Russian, you will be able to talk not only to naive...
  • Introduction to Chinese Languages

    Sim Tze Wei Mandarin Tutor (South East London) Picture Mandarin and Cantonese are the two Chinese languages you might have heard of but is that all they have in China? The answer is no. In fact, there are more than 300 languages spoken in China. Now you might think that Cantonese may be the second biggest language spoken in China. This presumption...
  • Why Germany is a wonderful holiday destination.

    Charlotte Thompson German (general) Tutor (Harrow) Picture For as long as I can remember I have been obsessed with German. As a Brit, this is often viewed by others with a mixture of bemusement and amusement. Yet 14 years on, I insist more than ever to those I meet that everyone should go to Germany. These are the reasons I believe that Germany and...
  • Why learn German? Editor's Pick

    MrsL German (general) Tutor (Coventry) Picture For as long as I can remember, the summer months - usually the time around or after GCSE and A-Level results are published - have always brought several articles in online or print media lamenting the decline of students opting for German. As far as European languages are concerned, German is...
  • Grammar made simple...

    Isabelle Stevenson French (general) Tutor (Tonbridge) Picture  
  • Using a lexical approach in EFL teaching Editor's Pick

    Gemma Sadowski English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (South East London) Picture I was having a conversation with one of my students the other day that reminded me of an experience I’d had several years ago. The conversation was about confidence and what makes us feel nervous when we use a second language. My student, who is Japanese, told me that although she can...
  • Learning a new language

    Caroline G French (general) Tutor (Kingston upon Thames) Picture Why learn a new language? Learning a new language will open your mind to a new culture, new countries, new people and new interactions. Being able to speak another language is incredibly rewarding and will boost your confidence. It not only encourages you to travel to new places but also to...
  • Areas to work on for Accent Improvement Editor's Pick

    Philip Lowe Elocution/ Accent Reduction Tutor (Chelmsford) Picture Accent Improvement - areas to work on First of all, I prefer to refer to “accent improvement”, rather than “accent reduction, neutralising or softening” – it seems more positive. It is impossible not to have an accent; we just often think that people have an accent if they don’t speak in the...
  • Passport for the world

    Keira English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (West Central London) Picture Conversation on the boom of culture and learning that has resulted in humanity developing a common language, has usually focused on the ability it provides learners with travel opportunities and cultural integration. Emphasis is placed on the positive aspects of learning English, and the copious...

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