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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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Successful One to One Teaching

My experience of one to one English language tuition is that it is one of the most challenging...
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New Year, New Language!

You may be surprised to learn that, according to Ethnologue, English is now only the third most...
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Rethinking your thinking: The practice of teaching

All Fine Art degrees require students to 're-think their thinking'; that is, to step outside the...

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  • Emotional Intelligence When Learning English

    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...
  • 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...
  • Intergalactic travel and the English speaker

    Pete Goodland English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (Sheffield) Picture What to do this particular sun splashed 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...

 

  • The Different Ways Of Teaching EFL

    Sara Weintraub English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (North West London) Picture There are many benefits to learning English as a Foreign Language particularly if the student is at a very basic level. But there are many challenges too, like realising you have to put yourself in the mindset of the basic student. The student knows nothing and one has to rely on gesture and...
  • Language Is Communication

    Hazel Abbott English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (Brighton) Picture Learning EnglishTo communicate effectively - in any way - we use a recognised code. In language, we can use words, gestures, and expressions. Every language is filled with them - yours and mine. The way we use these codes is how we work towards understanding each other. Naturally, there has to...
  • English As A Fun Language!

    Charlotte Newman English English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (Kingston upon Thames) Picture Although it's true that many of us do it for work or study reasons, when we learn a new language, we also learn a new way of looking at the world - an understanding of others and even ourselves. We discover new expressions for things we didn't know we liked! Now, pages and pages of grammar...