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10 Characteristics that Make the Perfect Language Teacher

10 Characteristics that Make the Perfect Language Teacher

Learning a language can feel like a daunting task and a seemingly impossible achievement. Teaching a language, however, can seem even more intimidating. Most teachers will know that fluency in a language, while definitely important, is not enough to be an effective teacher. So what stands out most about our most memorable teachers who helped us learn a language without resigning to hopelessness...

English Writing Mistakes To Avoid

English Writing Mistakes To Avoid

Fluency in a language does not guarantee perfect grammar. Especially for a language as quirky as English, the correct use of words and spellings can be confusing. Even native speakers are subject to mistakes when using homonyms, commas and apostrophes. Learn English grammar using these 20 tips, and you never have to suffer the wrath of that one grammar control friend!

Life After Graduation – What to Expect and How to Deal with it!

Life After Graduation - What to Expect and How to Deal with it!

Life after graduation is the tangible, petrifying “afterlife” of the average twenty-odd year old. While college may have initially been an overwhelming idea, four years and some incredible memories later, the last thing a college senior desires is to leave the comfort of university and enter into the “real” world.

My Tips from 18 Years of Teaching English

My Tips from 18 Years of Teaching English

Teaching English can be one of the most rewarding things you ever do, and if you are looking for purpose in your life, then this is a way to really give back and make a difference.
Read on for an amazing insight into the world of English teaching, as Mr. Kai shares the challenges and joys of his 18-year journey as a teacher.

Training To Whet Your Learner’s Appetite

Training To Whet Your Learner's Appetite

As the saying goes, you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink. Same with learners. So how to whet their whistle, and make sure that your learners can’t wait to dive in? It’s important for learning and development professionals to keep learners and their desired experiences at a premium while tailoring their training. Read on to find out how to make sure you are...

Female Educators Who Changed the World

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As the world celebrates Women’s History Month (1st March – 31st March), we take a look at how women have helped shape the society we live in today, using the most powerful tool available: Education.

Deaf Etiquette – Dos and Don’ts You Need to Know

Deaf Etiquette - Dos and Don'ts You Need to Know

Getting close to a Deaf person requires a little vulnerability on both sides. Many Deaf people are just as insecure about not being understood as you are, but most are patient and incredibly skilled at getting their point across to you. Think about how would you feel if you were living in a foreign land where the language, customs and culture weren’t native to you? Deaf people often feel this way...

How to Be Successful at Classroom Management

How to Be Successful at Classroom Management

People are different. Therefore, they will behave differently in your classroom. Managing those differences and keeping all students focused at the exact time that you need them to focus is one of the challenges teachers face daily. For language teachers, now throw in the extra interest that comes from teaching to a multi-lingual group, where each native language brings a different set of...

What Does TESOL / ESL Stand For and How Can It Make a Difference?

What Does TESOL / ESL Stand For and How Can It Make a Difference?

TESOL is the acronym for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, and ESL is English as a Second Language. However, it’s not just about cool acronyms. Teaching English can be one of the most rewarding things you ever do, and if you are looking for purpose in your life, then this is a way to really give back and make a difference. Having spent some years in and out of the classroom...

Something Borrowed – English Words with Foreign Origins

Something Borrowed - English Words with Foreign Origins

Studies suggest that the English language is one of the happiest languages in the world and is spoken by more than 1/4th of the global population. But, did you know that the second most spoken language in the world (inclusive of native and foreign speakers) is majorly dominated by words derived from the French and Latin language? Well, it is!

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