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    Mixed Ability Young Learner Classes

    ~~From time to time in any teaching situation you will come across mixed-ability classes. People learn at different rates and develop different skills, so in any class you’ll have some people who are better at speaking, some which are better at listening, others at acquiring and understanding form and structure etc. Consider yourself and your peers, do you feel particularly less confident when discussing grammar compared to devising games for your learners, alternatively you may feel adept at organising your lessons and activities but just can’t get to grips with teaching pronunciation?

    Reading Activities

    ~~What knowledge are you using to read this? One thing you are using is your knowledge of the grapho-phonemic relationships of English, i.e. the links between written letters and the sounds they represent. You’ve also had a lot of practise with English spelling conventions. You’re using your knowledge of English grammar and quickly take in the morphemes of English, the grammatical units of meaning such as the –ed ending we use to make the regular form of past tenses. All these skills took a while to build up. It’s also going to take our learners a long time to build up these same skill

    Teaching ESL - Why English Can Be Very Difficult to Learn

    English can be very difficult to learn and there are many reasons for that. First of all, let's look at where the English language comes from: Latin, Greek, Norse, Germanic tribes (Saxony, e.g.), French (Norman), and many others. In days of yore in Britain where English started, there were the Angles (a tribal people)...thus Anglish which became English. However, the Angles had originally crossed the Channel from Germany as did the Saxons. Brittany is in Fra

    So You Think You Can Teach English?

    Teaching English, like writing, is one of those occupations that people consider a fall-back option. In countries where English is not a native language, there is great demand for good English teachers. In places like these, it's quite common to hear unemployed graduates, new retirees or unhappy office workers saying, "Well, I could always teach English...", but is proficiency in English all it takes to be a good ESL instructor?

    Online or Onsite TESOL Courses?

    Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL) courses can be completed online or onsite. But what are the benefits of each?

    Working With Foreign Cultures

    Cultures differ in how they communicate, how they use their time, and how they view themselves in terms of empowerment and decision making. The main variables we will discuss are selected from the research of Edward Hall, Florence Kluckhohn, F.L. Strodtbeck, and Geert Hofestede.