Teaching Pronunciation To Adult Learners

People are far more willing and likely to forgive grammatical errors than they are to forgive pronunciation faux pas. 

Owing to this, many speaking examiners will give a lot of credit to a candidate who attempts to produce natural sounding language. Making pronunciation a key part of language lessons and exam preparation. If you don’t dedicate much time to this aspect in your classes, now would be a good time to start!

Using Persuasion In The EFL Classroom

Persuasion is sometimes called an art, the idea of convincing the reader to agree with the speaker or writer. It’s a technique that learners of any level, to some degree, should practise. It takes many wonderful forms, so even a beginner can start to use it in their speaking or writing. More advanced candidates areContinue reading “Using Persuasion In The EFL Classroom”

Appropriate Language For Essay Writing

If your students are taking an official exam, it’s likely that they will need to produce at least one longer piece of writing. Whether it be an essay, a letter, a report, a story, or even a complaint or an application, there are lots of possibilities. Chances are that one of these will need toContinue reading “Appropriate Language For Essay Writing”

Young Learners (YLE) A Useful Process Or An Unnecessary Qualification?

Since its introduction in 1997, the young learners exams have become extremely popular. Schools, especially international ones, are starting to offer them automatically as a part of the course. Parents, who realise the importance of learning English from a young age, view it as saving the kids time in the future, a way to getContinue reading “Young Learners (YLE) A Useful Process Or An Unnecessary Qualification?”

CELTA Pre-Course Task Answer Key

So this month I’ll be doing my CELTA course, in the hopes that it will compliment my professional experience. As a part of the lead up to the course, I was required to complete the pre-course task, which I have copied below. I hope it’s useful for checking your own answers! I’ll also be postingContinue reading “CELTA Pre-Course Task Answer Key”

Teaching EFL Writing

Any good language course will, at some point, focus on writing skills. Whether it’s simple, short notes, or longer essays and editorials. A lot of this might depend on the learner’s real world needs. Maybe they’re doing a course tailored for their job, in which case they might need direction on how to write businessContinue reading “Teaching EFL Writing”

English Grammar – Dummy Subjects

Hello there grammar nerds! Just a quick post on a Sunday afternoon to help out with some common grammar doubts, hope it helps! I sometimes have a hard time explaining the function of words which seem to have no purpose in the sentence. Words that don’t have any particular meaning and are only there toContinue reading “English Grammar – Dummy Subjects”