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English as a Foreign Language (EFL)

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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...
GCSE English

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Writing An Analytical English Essay

Writing a good essay is like following a recipe; use it as a guide and throw in a bit of...
Key Stage 2 English

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Beginning stories: how to create atmosphere

In this article, I’ll show you some simple but effective ways to create atmosphere in your...
IELTS

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IELTS is not just an English exam!

I know it is difficult for students from other countries to see the IELTS test as anything other...

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  • Tutor and Student

    A-level English Tutor (Milton Keynes) Picture For the moment, before I can rustle up a better article, I should like to touch on the relationship between tutor and student. For me (although married to a former headteacher), I bring my adult teaching methods into the relationship. One of the assumptions I bring is that the person I am with...
  • Shakespeare's Sonnets.

    Key Stage 3 English Tutor (Bristol) Picture As an actor and playwright Shakespeare was one of the most prolific contributors of his time. Of the many plays which he is understood to have written thirty-nine are still available to us in printed form. In addition to these now well-known and often performed plays Shakespeare also left us...
  • Why I Became a Teacher.

    Elizabeth English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (South West London) Picture It's a wonderful thing to speak several languages and teach them to other people, helping others to learn foreign languages. I am fluent in 4 languages. I fell in love with English when I was in Year 5 and we started to learn a foreign language at school. I was lucky enough to have English....

 

  • Poetry as Therapy

    A-level English Tutor (North West London) Picture Poetry as Therapy It doesn't take long in life before one realizes that life itself is a bit indefinable, and more stressful than we'd been warned we'd find it. We all know that people take certain measures, including certain substances, to try to cope and carry on. I have a suggestion which...
  • Why I Became a Tutor

    English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (Nottingham) Picture I studied for a BA Honours English degree at the University of North London. I lived and studied in a very cosmopolitan area and, in my third year at university, lived in a shared house where I was the only native speaker. I really enjoyed talking to my housemates and helping them to improve...
  • Learning a language

    English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (South West London) Picture I speak a little Japanese and a little Spanish. I lived in both of these wonderful countries for a while and studied the language in a class also. I feel that this gives me an edge over other teachers who might not have attempted to learn a second language and it helps me have a better...