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English as a Foreign Language (EFL)

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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...
Key Stage 2 English

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What Questions Did You Ask Today?

If you visit any classroom, there will be many different characters and personalities there. The...
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...
GCSE English

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Writing An Analytical English Essay

Writing a good essay is like following a recipe; use it as a guide and throw in a bit of...

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  • Poetry Analysis 101: Forming Associations and Tex

    Oli Delgaram-Nejad A-level English Tutor (Exeter) Picture Poetry Analysis 101: Forming Associations and Textual Evidence The Horses I climbed through woods in the hour-before-dawn dark. Evil air, a frost-making stillness, Not a leaf, not a bird— A world cast in frost. I came out above the wood Where my breath left tortuous statues in the iron light....
  • “Barking Up The Wrong Tree"

    Fatema Desai IELTS Tutor (East London) Picture In the natural flow of conversations native speakers will always use some idioms to express what they want to say. The beauty of idioms is that they have no social, economic boundaries, everyone uses them. Well everyone who is a native speaker, for my international students the concept of...
  • 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...
  • CGP AQA Anthology The Study Guide Poems

    EQE Proofreading / Tutoring GCSE English Tutor (Blackburn) Picture The CGP AQA Anthology The Study Guide: Poems are books aimed at Higher Level GCSE English Literature students studying the poems for the AQA exam. I recommend them strongly. These books have all the poems that may come up in the exam. Each poem is broken down into sections; so what happens, the...
  • Parents, Don't Panic!

    Hayley Symes Key Stage 2 English Tutor (Bristol) Picture I have been tutoring for 4 years now and something i feel that really needs to be said is.. It is perfectly normal to have a tutor. It is now thought that 1 in 4 children will have a tutor at some point. Many parents have contacted me over the years stressing because their child is behind or...