An Englishman’s Decade in Japan

On Sept. 24th 2006, I made a decision that was to change the rest of my life. That decision was to fly to the furthest non-English speaking country from the UK, and put my newly-acquired CELTA to work. Actually, the … Read More »

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Teaching English to non-English speakers… in English

With English being one of the most popular languages to learn, it’s no wonder that native English speakers are often rather lax in their efforts to learn a second language. It’s the language of business, of science, and of the … Read More »

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Encouraging shy ESL students out of their shells

Student engagement should be paramount in any lesson plan, but for all the effort we put in as English language teachers, there are those shy students who will avoid eye contact, are reluctant to raise their hand, and respond in … Read More »

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Using Technology To Shape Language Teaching

Innovations in technology have lead to radical changes in the way we’re able to teach languages to students. Long gone are the limitations of relying solely on a textbook to accompany lesson plans as we incorporate multi-media platforms to support … Read More »

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Teaching English in England

Teaching English in England: Providing context in lessons and benefiting students English is the language of business and of the global economy. It is the most commonly used language among foreign language speakers and as a result, when speakers of different foreign … Read More »

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3 Education Startups for ELT Teachers

Education is an exciting startup space. There are plenty of old institutions and habits to be disrupted and changed for the better and there have been a plethora of startups jumping into the area. As an English language teacher (or … Read More »

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Why #ELTChat is great. A celebration of a community

If you’re not a company or someone with a personal brand (I shuddered there as well), then seeing a use for Twitter can be hard. News is a good one, but you still have to know who to follow and … Read More »

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