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Why we don't always mean what we say

The meaning of a statement is not always obvious from the meaning of the words it contains. I...
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English Can Be Hard To 'Fathom'

One of the things I love about teaching English is that it continually throws up opportunities...
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Opportunities to speak to native English speakers

Lots of the people who are trying to improve their English in London tell me that they never get...
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Different Strokes for Different Folks

Having lived and taught in a number of countries, it is interesting to see how differently...

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  • Reading for Better English

    David Cummings English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (Uxbridge) Picture Read Read Read Many agree that the biggest hindrance to a child succeeding in all forms of English tests (reading, writing and comprehension) is down to the amount of reading they have done form infancy. Unfortunately, boys tend to read less generally than girls and therefore they find these...
  • English Can Be Hard To 'Fathom' Editor's Pick

    Laura Mullan English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (Tonbridge) Picture One of the things I love about teaching English is that it continually throws up opportunities for me to learn more about my own language, and where it came from. One of the difficulties in learning English comes from its very complexity - words that look the same can have different...
  • Voice in Second Language Writing Editor's Pick

    Francesca Bowdery English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (Bromley) Picture What is voice in writing and why is it considered important? In hindsight, voice is considered by some as the ‘single most important element in writing’ (Murray, 1984) because it ‘separates writing that is not read from writing that is read’. This provokes the challenging question of what is...

 

  • Managing Expectations in Language Learning

    Suzanne Oyo English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (Portsmouth) Picture Directing a learner towards the best course or form of assessment for them is an important task for any tutor. We now have English language learners in a wide variety of circumstances, not just here settling in the UK or on a student’s visa to sit a Cambridge EFL exam before returning home....
  • Ways To Improve Your Pronunciation?

    Angie C English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (North London) Picture 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 Pick

    Hayley Wallbank English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (Exeter) Picture You 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...