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Volunteering - a great way to improve your English

Trying to practise English in London can be a frustrating task. With so many languages spoken in...
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Improving your pronunciation

One thing I hear so often from students of English is that they want to improve their...
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How to be Understood in English

HOW TO BE UNDERSTOOD IN ENGLISH When we try to learn English, there is such a lot to think...
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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...

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  • 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...
  • 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...

 

  • An individual approach to language learning

    Sue Caporn English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (Bristol) Picture How we learn foreign languages depends on us as individuals.  We're all different, and language learning involves many elements, including the structure of the language (grammar), vocabulary (lexis) and how to make sentences (syntax).  For many years, traditional class-based methods of...
  • A question

    Adam Dixon English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (Edinburgh) Picture So, a question for you all... What links these words? - boat- wrote- cappuccino- sew- grow- though Hint: say them out loud. Did you get it? Every one of them contains the /əʊ/ sound in standard British English. Look at the variety of spelling patterns that make this one sound: - boat- wrote...
  • Pigeons and Crayola: African American English

    Farhaz J English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (Croydon) Picture English is a colonial language, so its history is mired with tyranny and exploitation. This has ultimately resulted in, as Jenkins (2009, p. 56) writes, ‘the devaluing of local language and culture’. This occurred through a devaluing of the non-British ‘other’, as being not in accordance...