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Oct 2013

Why do we like this low level structure activity about numbers?

Structure: Numbers Level: Beginner Author: Daniel Hermosilla It is essential to have a grasp of numbers when learning a language. We need to have a knowledge of them when setting up a bank account, finding addresses, anything fiscal. Numbers longer than 3 digits can cause problems for all students of all levels but should be introduced early-on in the language learning process in a way…

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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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Jun 2013

Every soldier carries a marshal’s baton in his pack

Dear trainee, You are about to start your TEFL course and join a great profession where people hungry for knowledge meet to learn from each other. You are probably full of enthusiasm but also doubts. What will it be like? Will I meet the expectations? Will I manage to do all the assignments, exams and course tasks? Will I make a good teacher?


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Sep 2011

Oxbridge TEFL – In the beginning was the word…

I wanted to pay tribute to the opening of the Bible (John 1:1) in relation to the upcoming No Pens Day initiative in the UK. I wanted to go back to the roots, to the origins of what we consider to be the beginning of all knowledge. I wanted to be original and once again go back to where it all begins: the word.