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Vanessa Jakeman is an ELT author most well known for her IELTS books published by CUP. Vanessa worked as an EFL teacher for many years including 10 years in Hong Kong where she taught and worked for the HK Examinations Authority as well as UCLES. During [ ... ]Writers, Grammarians & LinguistsRead more...
Simply put, Psycholinguistics is the study of how psychological factors and neurological factors influence the way we learn, understand, and use language. It tries to answer questions like: How do our brains process language? How do we recognize speech [ ... ]Linguistics for TEFL TeachersRead more...
This article looks at the practicalities of being a single parent and working as a TEFL teacher abroad with your child living there with you as either a single mother or single father. At first glance it may seem very difficult but there are solutions [ ... ]TEFL JobsRead more...
When we repeat what someone has said before, we usually use say or tell: Jeff said he was never going to eat meat again after that meal! Susan told us the most amusing story about the pigeons in her garden. And with direct speech we almost always use [ ... ]Reported SpeechRead more...
This page describes the typographical conventions we use in the Grammar Guide and generally on the ICAL TEFL site. Examples Examples are shown thus: This is a grammar example. Following common convention, ungrammatical sentences are marked with an [ ... ]ICAL TEFL Grammar GuideRead more...
Qualifications for Students indicate how well a person knows English. NB For qualifications in order to teach, see Essential Qualifications to Teach English. There is no single, standardized qualification system showing how well a person can use English, [ ... ]Qualifications for StudentsRead more...
The IPA or International Phonetic Alphabet is an alphabet of sounds (not letters). It is used to show how to pronounce words. Using the IPA in your class is a useful tool to give your students. It will help them understand the pronunciation [ ... ]Phonetics & PhonologyRead more...