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How to Choose a Good TEFL/TESOL Course01 Nov 2014 13:36
How to Choose a Good TEFL/TESOL Course

The basic and most commonly requested qualification to teach English‏‎ abroad are a degree and a TEFL or TESOL Certificate. This article explains what they are and how to choose a good Course and Certificate. The TEFL Certificate is a short course [ ... ]

Qualifications for English Teachers
Monolingualism01 Nov 2014 13:29

Monolingualism is knowing and using just one language. This language will be the speaker's mother tongue‏‎. Contrast this with bilingualism. where someone knows and uses 2 languages as mother tongues and also multilingualism‏‎ where someone has [ ... ]

Linguistics for English Teachers
Present vs Present Perfect 01 Nov 2014 13:02
Present vs Present Perfect

There is sometimes confusion over which to use of these verb forms: the Present Simple or Present Continuous vs Present Perfect. The cat is here.
The cat has been here. Simon is writing.
Simon has been writing. Generally speaking we would use the [ ... ]

Tenses & Forms
Cleft Clauses‏‎ in English Grammar01 Nov 2014 12:47
Cleft Clauses‏‎ in English Grammar

A Cleft Sentence (cleft, past participle of cleave = split) is a sentence that has been split into two clauses - a main clause and a subordinate clause - in order to emphasize one part of it. This part is often referred to as the "focus". It is her kindness [ ... ]

Sentences
Detective Reading01 Nov 2014 12:44
Detective Reading

Detective Reading is a simple reading exercise to give your students practice in intensive reading. The students will check for details and clues in the text to answer several questions. Preparation Find a text which is of suitable length and level [ ... ]

Reading Activities
OHPs or Overhead Projectors01 Nov 2014 12:30
OHPs or Overhead Projectors

OHP stands for Overhead Projector. This is a device for displaying a page from a book or a transparency enlarged on a wall for all the class to see. These days it has largely been replaced by interactive whiteboard‏‎s although many schools still employ [ ... ]

How to Teach English
Kim's Game‏‎ for TEFL31 Oct 2014 19:15
Kim's Game‏‎ for TEFL

Kim's Game is a simple (and classic) game which can be played to help memorize a group of objects. As such it's a good game to help students learn vocabulary‏‎, especially objects within a certain semantic field. Note that in general this works better [ ... ]

TEFL Lesson Plans, Activities & Ideas
Backward Spelling‏‎ 31 Oct 2014 17:49Teaching English in the United Arab Emirates

Backward Spelling is a simple filler activity you can play at the end of your class for a few minutes before the lesson ends. It helps with concentrated listening‏‎, vocabulary‏‎ and spelling. Simply choose a word which the class will know and [ ... ]

Spelling & Vocabulary Activities
The English Alphabet‏‎ 31 Oct 2014 16:07
The English Alphabet‏‎

The English Alphabet contains 26 letters. These can be divided into vowels and consonants‏‎. The vowels are: a,e,i,o,u The consonants are: b,c,d,f,g,h,j,k,l,m,n,p,q,r,s,t,v,w,x,y,z Every word has at least one vowel sound. When we write them, [ ... ]

Linguistics for English Teachers
Conditional Mood‏‎ in English Grammar31 Oct 2014 13:45
Conditional Mood‏‎ in English Grammar

This article explores the Conditional Mood; for a simple introduction to conditionals, see Conditionals‏‎ in English Grammar. The Conditional Mood is the form of the verb used in conditional sentences to refer to a hypothetical situation or an uncertain [ ... ]

Conditionals
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