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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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100 Hours of Awareness

My students often ask me, "how can I improve my English?" "Well," I say, "you're here, aren't...
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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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  • Words of Advice Editor's Pick

    Karon Rickatson English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (York) Picture So, you have to get a 6.5 in the IELTS exam?  A 7.5! An 8.0! You want to make sure your registration fee for the CAE exam is not a waste of money? The Proficiency exam is your next challenge? Everyone deciding to invest money in private tuition will have their own personal objective, but how...
  • The Learning Process

    Bernadette Carter English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (Gloucester) Picture I recently went back to college after many years working as an English Language teacher, and put myself through the challenging process of learning new ways of thinking. In the beginning it was exciting, then it got harder, until I reached a stage where I was tempted to give up. I felt my...
  • 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....