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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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Discussions and more – Penny Ur – 20th January 2015

Penny Ur has updated her classic EFL book and published through Cambridge University Press in January 2015. CUP are offering a 20% discount for any orders placed in January. Most students want to work on ‘speaking skills’, but as that … Read More»

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Ideas for using course/resource books and internet activities

Published teaching materials whether in book form or on websites are a great help to English teachers but they can also result in dull, irrelevant lessons. Always ask yourself if published materials are fit for your particular teaching purpose.

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30 tips for teaching 1-1

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Most TEFL/TESOL courses and materials are designed with group teaching in mind. This means you may well need to adapt how you teach and materials for a 1-1 or 2-1 setting.

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Pronunciation: What do you correct?

In the last ten years there has been a growing debate about accents. As English is being increasingly used around the world, more and more interactions are between non-native speakers. Does this have implications for pronunciation teaching?

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Choosing a graded reader: afternoon ‘test’?

Graded readers can be an enjoyable way for learners to improve their English. Levels range from beginner to upper intermediate (B2). Oxford University Press provide a ‘test’ to help learners choose the right level. Of course what an appropriate level … Read More»

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Essential books and ones to consider

Every teacher’s TEFL/ELT library will be a little different but having a range of resources will help give you the insight and flexibility to put together successful courses.   Essential and Additional Books (alternatives are, of course, fine) Most should … Read More»

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London ELT library near Russell Square Tube

The library contains journals, photo-copiable resources, teacher training books, resource and reference books. The library is run by the St Giles Educational Trust, a registered charity. There is no membership fee to join. The library is open from 1.05 – … Read More»

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Russian student tips

Over the years Homelingua has been getting an increasing number of bookings for Russian students, especially for Young Learner courses. Most of the students are academically bright and will probably go on to top universities. Many (but not all) may … Read More»

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Speaking activities

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So you want to speak English … Most students come to the UK in order to speak better English. However, what is it exactly that they want to improve? Is it: Fluency? Pronunciation? Accuracy? Range of vocabulary? Specialised vocabulary? Presenting … Read More»

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