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How to Teach English‏‎ as a Foreign Language23 Oct 2014 19:03
How to Teach English‏‎ as a Foreign Language

Many people think that teaching English‏‎ is simple. There is a common misconception that if you can speak the language, you can teach it but the simple fact is that this couldn't be further from the truth. It's a bit like saying because I eat [ ... ]

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Opposites Attract‏‎ 23 Oct 2014 17:33
Opposites Attract‏‎

Opposites Attract is an activity you can use to practice antonyms in class. Preparation Prepare a set of flashcards, each of which forms half of a pair of words. big - small always - never cheap - expensive and so on. The words you use should [ ... ]

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ESL Comics‏‎ 23 Oct 2014 12:44
ESL Comics‏‎

Comics are an excellent medium to introduce your EFL‏‎ESL‏‎ students to current, everyday English, in a non academic format. Comic strips, books or magazines all contain sequential art. In fact, sequential art is often used as a synonym for [ ... ]

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Karaoke in the Classroom‏‎23 Oct 2014 12:23
Karaoke in the Classroom‏‎

The word Karaoke means empty orchestra from the Japanese Kara = empty and Oke (short for Okesutora) = orchestra. Karaoke tracks are without lead vocals. The lead vocals are provided by the performer singing the Karaoke song through a microphone. The [ ... ]

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Teaching Beginners23 Oct 2014 11:48
Teaching Beginners

Let's suppose you are in your beginner level TEFL class and - for the purposes of this explanation - it's time to introduce them to adjectives‏‎. You could simply say: “An adjective is a word that modifies a noun or a pronoun. To modify a word [ ... ]

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Sentence Completion‏‎ - sentence activity23 Oct 2014 10:37
Sentence Completion‏‎ - sentence activity

Sentence Completion is a TEFL activity which can be used to practice different forms of sentences‏‎. It works well with different verb forms‏‎, conditionals‏‎ and so on. Preparation Write out a series of sentences which are examples of the [ ... ]

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Lingua Franca‏‎ 23 Oct 2014 10:17
Lingua Franca‏‎

Here's a scenario for you: a ship sinks at sea and 10 survivors manage to struggle to a desert island. Each survivor comes from a different country and speaks a different language. And none of them speak any other language other than their own. Ten years [ ... ]

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Adjectives as Nouns‎ & Vice Versa23 Oct 2014 09:13
Adjectives as Nouns‎ & Vice Versa

Adjectives‏‎ normally tell us more about nouns e.g. {adjective} + {noun} rich + people poor + men Adjectives as Nouns However, we can also use an adjective as a noun by using this pattern: the + {adjective} We use this to talk about a group [ ... ]

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Language Skills in Teaching English23 Oct 2014 08:57
Language Skills in Teaching English

There are 4 basic Language Skills listening speaking reading writing This article introduces each of these skills and explains what they are. There are also links to more in-depth articles on each of the skills. Grouping Skills Together These [ ... ]

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A First English Lesson for Beginners‏‎23 Oct 2014 08:54
A First English Lesson for Beginners‏‎

This article offers a simple First Lesson for Beginners. It assumes that all instruction will be done in English‏‎ and the class knows no English at all, i.e. the class are all beginners‏‎. Background It is generally accepted that using English [ ... ]

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