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Phrasal Verbs‏‎ in English21 Oct 2014 17:02
Phrasal Verbs‏‎ in English

A phrasal verb is a verb‏‎ and preposition which together mean something different from the individual parts. For example: The little boy was racing along the corridor when he ran into his teacher. In this example the boy was running and he literally [ ... ]

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Lexeme‏‎ 21 Oct 2014 16:47
Lexeme‏‎

A lexeme is the term used in Linguistics‏‎ to refer to a word (a minimal unit of language) with a distinctive meaning (a semantic value) and often a specific cultural concept attached to it. Lexemes are the basic elements of a language. They are [ ... ]

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Proper Nouns‏‎ in English Grammar21 Oct 2014 16:14
Proper Nouns‏‎ in English Grammar

A Proper Noun is a special type of noun which refers to a person or place (and sometimes a title). Tom Cruise, Spain, Alexander the Great, Pluto... Proper nouns help identify a particular person, place, object or animal because they tell us their name, [ ... ]

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The ICAL TEFL Site Mobile21 Oct 2014 15:57
The ICAL TEFL Site Mobile

The ICAL TEFL site is popular, no doubt about it, with thousands of visitors each day. But we did start to accumulate some criticism. It wasn't about the content but about the design. You see that looking at the site on a modern desktop computer everyone [ ... ]

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TEFL Teacher Portfolios‏‎ 21 Oct 2014 15:07
TEFL Teacher Portfolios‏‎

A Teaching Portfolio (sometimes also called a Teaching Dossier or Teaching Profile) is a valuable tool used by TEFL teachers to document who they are, what kind of teacher they are and what they have achieved. It's also a great tool to help you get [ ... ]

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Second Language Acquisition‏‎ or SLA21 Oct 2014 14:37
Second Language Acquisition‏‎ or SLA

The way in which someone learns a second language‏‎ is known as Second Language Acquisition or SLA. Overview SLA is often regarded as mimicking the way in which native speakers acquire their first language (or Mother Tongue‏‎ (MT)) and it [ ... ]

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Zero Article‏‎ in English Grammar21 Oct 2014 14:27
Zero Article‏‎ in English Grammar

The Zero Article does not exist. But it is very useful nonetheless. Talking about the zero article is useful when we're describing how to use articles‏‎. But essentially when we talk about the zero article we mean that we do not use any article [ ... ]

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Prepositions‏‎ in English Grammar21 Oct 2014 13:17
Prepositions‏‎ in English Grammar

Prepositions are a closed word class‏‎. This means there are only a few of them and no new ones are ever added to the group. This article introduces the main groups of prepositions in English. A preposition joins nouns, pronouns‏‎ and phrases‏‎ [ ... ]

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Gender‏‎ in English Grammar21 Oct 2014 13:13
Gender‏‎ in English Grammar

Introduction to Gender This is a very general guide to Gender in English. Unlike many other languages it is fairly straightforward in English which makes it relatively easy for language learners and explaining it in your TEFL classroom. To begin with [ ... ]

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Teaching English in Hong Kong21 Oct 2014 11:08
Teaching English in Hong Kong

TEFL in Hong Kong Hong Kong is a thriving metropolis and officially part of China. It was ruled for many years by the British and this, combined with its status as a major port, makes English‏‎ an important language there. The opportunities for [ ... ]

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