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Useful IELTS websites

There are a lot of websites out there with free practice material, here are some that contain some really good advice. IELTS exam Dominic Cole’s IELTS IELTS Buddy

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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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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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All about CELTA

The Cambridge English Language Assessment’s CELTA course (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is an English language teaching qualification externally validated by the University of Cambridge. CELTA is placed at level 5 (formerly level 4) on the UK National … 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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What is an effective teaching method?

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Talking with many teachers, listening to recorded lessons and reading about teachers’ experiences, I often find myself thinking about the best way to teach English and my own experiences as a language learner.

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Stimulating Prof Steven Pinker video on language

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If you feel in need of a bit of mental stimulation, have a look at Steven Pinker’s video on language, linguistics and the brain. He covers splitting infinitives, double negatives, meaning and much more. Steven Pinker is a professor of … Read More»

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British Council English-learning website for football fans

The British Council have launched a new English-learning website for football fans. It includes lots of resources, activities and lesson plans. If your student loves football, they’ll probably love this site. For loads of teaching tips visit the website.

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English UK 2012 Teachers’ Conference #2: teaching unstress (Adrian Underhill)

At a packed session, Adrian Underhill remarked that a common problem students have with pronouncing English is not stressing syllables but rather unstressing them. A good way to start raising awareness of the effect of different word stress patterns is … Read More»

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