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    Teaching the under 5s

    ~~Teaching very young learners (under 5s) can be particularly daunting for many teachers. For most it is the first time they have had to cope with children this young, and many are concerned or worried about how to approach the class. Teaching very young learners can be a lot of fun and very rewarding however, there is no doubt that it presents a set of unique challenges.  Young learners are not interested in English per se they are more focussed on having fun, playing games and being entertained. Initially, most young learners are very shy of their new teacher; especially as to them the new

    Talking about the Future

    ~~Talking about the future in English can be difficult as technically there are no future tenses in English. The future is not fixed – it does not exist yet. So in English we use a number of forms and structures to express the future. It is usually the degree of certainty about the future decides our choice of structure or tense. But the distinction between choices is not always clear. Native speakers of English vary their future forms depending on: * variety, to avoid repetition * formality, use “will” instead of “going to” * type of text, “will” is generally used to make weathe

    Teaching Techniques and Classroom Management

    Teaching Techniques and Classroom Management

    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

    Advantages of Getting a CELTA For Teaching English

    When I first thought about teaching English in a foreign country many of my friends said to me I shouldn't bother getting a certificate to teach, most private students don't ask to see it, and getting a job in an academy restricts your ability to travel. Well I disregarded their advice and applied for a place on a CELTA course, I spent a lot of time preparing for the course, and then found myself working 80 hours a week for weeks to get my CELTA.

    How the English Language Has Been a Bridge Among Cultures

    In terms of global conditions, the English language has been a significant and important influence. Economic globalization has lead to a quick expansion of the English language in all countries around the world. For this reason, as well as the advancements of technology, the English language has become a bridge among most cultures.