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English as a Foreign Language (EFL)

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100 Hours of Awareness

My students often ask me, "how can I improve my English?" "Well," I say, "you're here, aren't...
English as a Foreign Language (EFL)

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Language Functions vs Grammar

Human beings have evolved to use sophisticated written and spoken languages for all sorts of...
IELTS

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High IELTS score or ability to cope at university?

What is most important? A high IELTS score or the ability to cope with an academic...
Japanese

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Useful websites to help you learn Japanese

I recommend the following free web sites to help you study Japanese: Denshi Jisho - Online...

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    Anneli Walley English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (Coventry) Picture My experience as an English tutor teaching many wonderful second language learners has taught me two main things. Students need to know the tutor is on their side and that they can make mistakes and that the tutor is human and not some unapproachable person that they cannot relate to. A big...
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    Helen Hendrickson Elocution Elocution/ Accent Reduction Tutor (Coventry) Picture Elocution and good speech have attracted a wave of press and increase in commercial elocution courses and schools with glossy brochures and high fees but no guarantee of quality (unlike Helen Hendrickson who is qualified and featured by BBC in this radio 5 interview (click to hear Helen...
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  • Why Have a French Tutor?

    K Whelan French (general) Tutor (Enfield) Picture You find some aspects of French really difficult and just need someone by your side to show you how to overcome these problems; sometimes there is a simple short cut we can use. You have a French exam next year/term/week and just need an experienced teacher and examiner to show you how to...
  • The Posh English Accent

    Esmerelda Elocution/ Accent Reduction Tutor (West Central London) Picture The Queen's English accent, perhaps the most prestigious English accent in the world. This is the posh, charming, classic English accent of the privileged upper class in English high society, including the British Royalty, the English Aristocracy, the Eton and Oxbridge educated. For those...
  • Learn French and Enjoy Your Holiday More

    Paul Grace French (general) Tutor (Manchester) Picture Have you ever wished that you could speak French more fluently when you go on holiday? Do you want to be able to ask for directions, understand the menu in a restaurant more fully and order a wider variety of food? Do you want to be able to say exactly what colour clothes you want to buy and to...
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    Sophie Marette French (general) Tutor (Bromley) Picture As a French teacher and owner of 'Voulez-vous parler', I have lost count of the number of people who told me they want to become fluent in French, Spanish etc. It seems to be the phrase to say. But saying you want to become fluent is probably not what you really want. Keep reading. Set specific...
  • French common mistakes for English learners

    Sophie Marette French (general) Tutor (Bromley) Picture These are my notes from a lesson I had on Friday with an advanced student, who has such fluency and speed that she can make basic mistakes.un criminel = un délinquantUn criminel is someone who has killed somebodyJ'espère qu'il n'attend pas....(I hope he's not waiting): I hope he doesn't...
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    Sophie Marette French (general) Tutor (Bromley) Picture Family & Friends deals:-20% 3 to 1 £816 (instead of £1020) for 20 hours-20% 3 to 1 £424 (instead of £530) for 10 hours-15% 2 to 1 £765  (instead of £900) for 20 hours-10% 2 to 1 £423 (instead of £470) for 10 hours-10% 1 to 1 £720 (instead of £800) for 20...

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