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Business English

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30 English Expressions Used In Meetings

Have you ever participated in an English meeting with native speakers, and sometimes found it...
A-level English

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Which English A Level Should You Choose?

This is the time of year when year 11 students begin to think about the next stage of their...
English as a Foreign Language (EFL)

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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...
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...

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  • Why Is It Important To Study English? Editor's Pick

    James Powers GCSE English Tutor (Sunderland) Picture Since becoming a teacher seven years ago the biggest obstacle I have found I have had to overcome with most students is context. Not simply the context of a particular novel or poem but the context in which they live. I find that children born in the last 15 or so years have grown up in such a...
  • GSCE English Language and Literature Tips

    Insight Tuition GCSE English Tutor (Hemel Hempstead) Picture This year was an arduous but exciting year for GCSE English students as it was the first time for a long time that the final exams were worth 100% of the total marks. This year I really got to empathise with the challenges that students faced, so I am going to share some top tips to help you...
  • Motivation With Online Language Learning

    Howard Coan English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (Sutton) Picture It has already been accepted by many that first and second language acquisition are different. In terms of motivation, although it is accepted that all learners are different; it is very interesting to look at differences in levels – that is peaks and troughs as a student learns a language. As...


  • a tribute to James McMullan

    Nicholas Christiaan Key Stage 2 English Tutor (Dorchester) Picture I can’t pretend I knew James very well. He had contacted me through the Tutor Pages last month.   We’d been texting, emailing and speaking over the phone for the last month – every few days or so. He’d text cheerfully: ‘morning sir! are you available for a chat?’ and then we’d...
  • What Is English, And Why Do I Enjoy Teaching It?

    Chris Heaton English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (South West London) Picture The interesting thing about the time that I have spent teaching English as a foreign language is that it is something which has happened to me later in life, after extensive experience in university (but also in life in general) of learning foreign languages and some very abstract linguistics....
  • A Template for successful GCSE creative writing Editor's Pick

    Deborah Snow GCSE English Tutor (Slough) Picture I was a naughty pupil – I saw school as a social event and failed Maths – I sat with my best friend, an Indian boy called Poran, who is still my precious friend now; but that is another story, and we just had enormous fun every lesson. Poor Maths teacher! Anyhow, the end result was I had to...