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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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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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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?


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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Pinterest: A great source for images

I am not sure if you have used or heard about the social media site called Pinterest? Pinterest is a tool for collecting and organising images and ideas and creating virtual scrap books called boards. The amazing thing is that … Read More»

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Stimulating Prof Steven Pinker video on language

Steven Pinker

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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The relationship between language & culture and the implications for language teaching


Here is an interesting article from Aubrey Neil Leveridge for TEFL.net: The Relationship Between Language & Culture and the Implications for Language Teaching. Did you know that a common greeting in Mandarin Chinese is ‘Have you eaten?’?

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