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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
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»
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»
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.
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.
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»
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»
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.
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»
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?’?