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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...
A-level English

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The Importance of Languages

Why is it so important to study languages? The English have shown a historic reluctance and...
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...
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Is Business English a new dialect?

At times, Business English can seem like a different language. The individual words are clearly...

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  • A* Passage answer: 'Importance of Being Earnest'

    Kathy Davies IGCSE English Tutor (Gloucester) Picture What do you think makes this such a memorably comic moment in the play? Support your ideas with details from Wilde’s writing. (KEY WORDS underlined – make sure you use them) This extract occurs in Algy’s London apartment, immediately after Jack has proposed to Gwendolen. Lady Bracknell is...
  • 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...
  • Exploring the Effects of Language Editor's Pick

    Pamela Newman A-level English Tutor (Guildford) Picture Say a lot about a little As a teacher of GCSE, IGCSE, A level and IB Diploma English Literature for over 15 years, I have always enjoyed building students' confidence when exploring their interpretations of texts. Having just completed the marking of coursework assignments for IB Diploma...

 

  • How to Maintain Concentration and Avoid Overload

    Deirdre Lambert GCSE English Tutor (Leeds) Picture This technique enables you to maintain concentration during long lectures full of new information; or for lengthy study periods when your feel your brain has reached over load; or when writing an essay and you feel you have run dry. It’s called Expanded Awareness, because that’s basically...
  • What Questions Did You Ask Today? Editor's Pick

    Helen Cowlan Key Stage 2 English Tutor (Swindon) Picture If you visit any classroom, there will be many different characters and personalities there. The confident and the shy, the interested and the disengaged, the child who is always talking, and the child who is nearly always silent unless prompted. Do you ask your child "What did you learn at...
  • Top 5 Habits of the Best Language Learners Editor's Pick

    Iacopo IELTS Tutor (North London) Picture Language teachers are very often asked how long it will take to become proficient in a language. Learning a language is like going to the gym: there’s no overnight success. It takes hard work and sustained effort, but over time you’ll definitely start noticing results. Here are five things...