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Why Learn Russian? Editor's PickPopularity. There are 150 million native Russians speakers, plus Russian is still spoken in the former Soviet Union and Eastern European countries. It’s estimated more than 200 million people worldwide speak Russian, which makes it the 8th most widely spoken language in the world. Russian...
The role of teachers in collaborative learning Editor's PickIn collaborative learning (CL) the teacher plays a critical role in contributing to students’ engagement and the success of the group task as a whole (Johnson et al, 2000). Teachers introduce students to the processes of CL by making explicit how to work in groups, express ideas, and seek help...
In the natural flow of conversations native speakers will always use some idioms to express what they want to say. The beauty of idioms is that they have no social, economic boundaries, everyone uses them. Well everyone who is a native speaker, for my international students the concept of...
In my years of teaching English, I see the same language issue over and over again - students successfully moving to higher level classes, yet their pronunciation has seen very little or nonexistent improvement. Why is that? I would say that there is nothing sadder than seeing a student in a...
New Year, New Language! Editor's PickYou may be surprised to learn that, according to Ethnologue, English is now only the third most widely spoken language in the world. Unsurprisingly, given its population of more than 1.38 billion people, Chinese is the most widely spoken followed by Spanish. Here in the UK, our relationship...
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...
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...
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? 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,...
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...
English as a Foreign Language
I rarely write about accent reduction because whilst it appears to be my main offering, it is, in fact, just one of the many routes to becoming a confident communicator. This...
I decided to volunteer as a TEFL Tutor whilst I was working in an office / commercial environment after I first graduated. I wanted to re-engage with my people skills and help...
Learning a new language comes easier to some than to others, there’s no question about it. I have tried many ways of learning the Italian language - group lessons, 1:1, 2:1,...
There are many different approaches to language learning, each with its advantages and disadvantages, so it is important to consider which is the best way for each individual....
Lesson 1 你好 nǐ hǎo 1. The aim of this lesson: Learning the Chinese phonetic system Pinyin and basic Chinese writing strokes. To be able to pronounce the following...
Ballet has always been my passion, and the Nutcracker is one of my favourites. Incredible music, written by Tchaikovsky in 1892 for the ballet, is well-known, particularly his...
When people come to Britain, having learned English in another country, they are often amazed by the number of different ways there are of speaking the language. Britain is...
When working on an accent that is different from your own it may seem like a daunting task. Through my teaching at various drama schools and professional companies I have used...
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