Teaching ideas and example lessons that you can use with your Homelingua students.

ENGLISH TEACHING METHODS

ENGLISH TEACHING METHODS Throughout the history of teaching languages, a number of different teaching approaches and methodologies have been tried and tested with some being more popular and effective than others. If you’re just beginning your TEFL career, it would … Read More»

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Understanding IELTS: Techniques for English Language Tests (ONLINE COURSE)

Improve your English and prepare for tests, such as IELTS reading, writing, speaking and listening, with this free online course. https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/understanding-ielts?utm_source=newsletter_segment&utm_medium=futurelearn_organic_email&utm_campaign=fl_october_2017&utm_term=02_10_2017_first_name_10_fascinating_courses_for_you Why join the course? Anyone thinking about taking an English language test, such as IELTS, will find this course particularly … Read More»

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British Council “nano-degrees” 2016

  Dear Teacher! Are you considering how and where to do some professional development this year? If not, why not? You are? That’s great! Please read on. Try some short, accredited, online courses. They’re known by different names, sometimes nano-degrees and … Read More»

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Webinar – Pronunciation – 2016 January

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Thank you! Firstly, thank you to those home tutors who attended this first webinar of 2016. We talked a little about ‘keeping your Teacher Profile alive’, namely adding the five excursions to your profile page. If you haven’t done that yet … Read More»

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THE (?) guidebook for One-to-One teaching

The first edition of Priscilla Osborne’s excellent guide to 1-1 teaching was published in 2005 and it has recently been updated and republished, both as a physical book and an e-book. According to Priscilla, “One-to one teaching can encompass the best … Read More»

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Carnival Crime – a storytelling lesson

This story-based lesson is aimed at lower-level junior students but could be adapted for higher-level junior or adult students who might enjoy the theme of carnival in Brazil. Stories are a highly adaptable teaching tool and can be used in a … Read More»

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Teaching the IELTS exam: key info

 IELTS ((International English Language Testing System) is a joint Cambridge, British Council and Australian English exam that is becoming increasingly popular. Introduction In the UK, exams can be taken every few weeks at a range of centres. Students may have … Read More»

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Cambridge webinar GenZ – 28th April 2015

Engaging ‘Generation Z’ Tuesday, April 28, 2015 3PM BST – 4PM BST Digital media are a major part of everyday life for Generation Z. In fact, it has been from the day they were born. Engaging the youth in activities … Read More»

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Shakespearean idioms, a lesson from BC

Are you a night owl? Do you know anyone who moves at a snail’s pace? At parties are you good at breaking the ice or do you tend to lie low or even send people packing? All these idioms were created by … Read More»

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How English sounds to non-English speakers

Have you ever wondered how English sounds to a non-English speaker? A short (under 4-minute) film called ‘Skwerl’ attempts to demonstrate this phenomenon. As I was watching this, I often had the uncanny feeling that if only I could hear … Read More»

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