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Feb 2015

Teaching new vocabulary: 7 fail-safe strategies

If teaching grammar forms the frame for language acquisition, teaching new vocabulary provides students with the building blocks. It is therefore the teacher’s responsibility to bring home the value of these building blocks by presenting them in perspective - that is, in a way that is relevant and useful for the students. In order to do this, educators can use the following 3 broad categories for teaching new vocabulary.  …

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Jul 2013

Doing a TEFL course by videoconference: Worth it?

Upon beginning to research TEFL, you will see that there are a huge amount of courses out there, and it’s worth taking a look at every aspect of them to make sure that the certificate you will receive at the end of your hard work will be considered valid by employers. There is nothing worse than investing both your money and your time and energy…

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Jun 2013

Why do we like this structure activity about inversion?

Structure: Expressing emphasis using Inversion: Inverted conditional sentences without “if”: (Sentences beginning ‘Were…’, ‘Should…’, ‘Had…’). Level: Upper Intermediate – Advanced Author: Daniel Hermosilla Being able to express inverted conditional statements in English is a sign of an advanced level of linguistic competence as this structure is quite complex and less commonly used in daily communication. At a high level students need to be acquainted with…

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Mar 2012

Friday Fun: The History of English #10

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70KHDbLmr_I The history of the English language series concludes with this final video that shows how English has now spread around the world and is spoken by over 1.5 billion people. It’s interesting to note that only 1/4 of these people are native English speakers. So there’s no reason to not learn English!


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Mar 2012

Friday Fun: The History of English #9

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPltpdu9KGM&feature=relmfu This week the history of English video series looks at the impact of the Internet on the English language…


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Feb 2012

Friday Fun: The History of English #8

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbvumrknAKs&feature=relmfu The series about the history of the English language continues with more examples of how English has changed over time. This video includes details about American English. It may be something that people are a lot more common with, especially with the impact of American ‘movies’ or ‘films’. Do you know any words that are different in British and American English? What about the…

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Feb 2012

Friday Fun: The History of English #7

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7W7UgFxri8 The history of English series now reaches the first dictionaries. This shows an attempt to control and record the English language by writing the meanings of words in a rather large book. However, as the video demonstrates ‘English is a very rich language’ and there are always new words being introduced! Have a look at: www.oed.com for the official dictionary of the English language with over…

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Feb 2012

Friday Fun: The History of English #6

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ES3qDORQjAA&feature=youtu.be The history of the English language continues with this video that looks at the British Empire and it’s effect on the world. Do you know any of the phrases that are mentioned in this video?  



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