Tag Archives: Teaching basics

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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Homelingua “staff room” – Webinar #5

Thank you to the teachers who came to the fifth Bucksmore Homelingua webinar on Friday 23rd October, gathering teachers together from Rochdale to Rochester! We discussed a range of potential issues relating to home tuition and settled on four for … Read More»

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Creativity in teaching and learning – BC

On 24th June 2015, 17:30 to 20:30 The British Council are invite you “to join this highly practical, interactive seminar to discover small changes that can make a big difference to creativity in the classroom.” It will be a live session, … Read More»

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OUP 1-1 tips: a 3-part series

Do you teach adults? Do you teach one to one? Oxford University Press are presenting a 3-part series from this week (3/3/2015) specifically on the adult one-to-one teaching context. The first article relates to Business English. Click on the link … Read More»

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Top tips for becoming a great home tuition English teacher

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Teaching English in your own home is all about people and sharing information. To be successful at one-to-one English teaching you have to be able to bring your experience, knowledge and personality to the lessons.  Your student will be staying … Read More»

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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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EnglishUK North Academic Conference 2012

EnglishUK are holding their Academic Conference at International House, Newcastle on Saturday 6th October. All welcome! The conference runs from 11.25 to 5.00 and the venue is a few minutes from Newcastle station. If you want more information, please contact: Andrew … Read More»

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Cambridge English Teacher – professional development

Cambridge English Teacher is a new resource for professional development from Cambridge University. You can register as a guest for free or sign up to be a full member. Click here to vist the site http://www.cambridgeenglishteacher.org/ As a guest you have access to … Read More»

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Recipe for basic General English course (80% speaking)

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Many of our learners who come on 1 or 2 week adult courses want to focus very much on practising their speaking and gaining confidence. What does this mean for the balance of your ‘syllabus’? In our experience the following balance (very approx of course) … Read More»

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