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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 [ ... ]

Linguistics for English TeachersRead more...
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 [ ... ]

DeterminersRead more...
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 [ ... ]

PrepositionsRead more...
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 [ ... ]

NounsRead more...
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 [ ... ]

Country Guides for Teaching EnglishRead more...
Units of Measurement‏‎ in English20 Oct 2014 16:39
Units of Measurement‏‎ in English

Units of Measurement are used to talk about quantity. Common units include: length: meter, mile, kilometer... weight: pound, stone, kilogram... liquid: liter, gallon... Singular & Plural Units of measurement usually have a singular and plural [ ... ]

FunctionsRead more...
Adverbial Clauses‏‎ in English Grammar20 Oct 2014 16:26
Adverbial Clauses‏‎ in English Grammar

An adverbial clause is a subordinate clause‏‎ that act as the adverb in a sentence. It normally answers the questions: how, when, where, how much. We can join two clauses using a simple conjunction. She heard the door open while she was watching [ ... ]

SentencesRead more...
Korean vs English20 Oct 2014 16:08
Korean vs English


Korean is spoken as a first language by over 70 million people. This article looks at the kind of issues Korean native speakers have when they learn English‏‎. Overview Korean is the official language of North Korea‏‎ and South Korea as well [ ... ]

World LanguagesRead more...
TEFL to Blind & Visually Impaired Students20 Oct 2014 16:00
TEFL to Blind & Visually Impaired Students

This article looks at a few ideas you should bear in mind if you have blind or visually impaired students in your TEFL class. Over the years we at ICAL TEFL have had a number of blind and visually impaired teacher trainees taking our course and we have [ ... ]

How to Teach EnglishRead more...
Multilingual Classes & TEFL20 Oct 2014 15:46
Multilingual Classes & TEFL

Generally speaking, we can divide language classrooms into two types: monolingual and multilingual. In a monolingual TEFL class all the students speak the same mother tongue‏‎ and are learning English‏‎. In a multilingual TEFL class, however, [ ... ]

Teaching TechniquesRead more...
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