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Have you ever watched a foreign language film and seen captions whizzing by along the bottom? They seem like such a good idea, but what if you were to turn them off? Why are the captions there in the first place? Captions allow non-native speakers to enjoy foreign language movies. They are not just aimed […]

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Anthropologists define culture as “a complex whole that includes knowledge, ideas, art, law, morals, customs, and any potential habits acquired by man as a member of a particular culture.” These are all aspects that differ from one place to another and have a strong influence on the language locally spoken. That is why it is […]

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There are two types of English teachers in this world; a Native English Speaking Teacher (NEST) and a non-Native English Speaker Teacher (nNEST). The former speaks English as their mother tongue, while the latter learned it, overcoming the same learning challenges you’re struggling with now. So, today Marek from TEFL Equity Advocates is explaining the […]

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Perfect pronunciation is one of the last major challenges that stands between you and fluent spoken English. It can also be one of the hardest, with many students taking years to master it. Some simply don’t bother or fool themselves into thinking it’s not as important as perfect grammar – but don’t forget, a grammatically […]

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Ask any non-native speaker and, chances are that they’ll swear their language skills improve once they’ve had a couple of drinks. Sure, one might be willing to believe that just for the great excuse to combine beer with your language practice sessions, but is there any science behind it? We decided to take a look […]

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When you start learning a new language, it can seem like nothing makes sense. The nouns don’t go in the right place, verbs change in incomprehensible ways, and the sentence structure is just plain dumb. But, in fact, all languages share a remarkably similar structure. Comparing human languages to the honeybee’s dance, for example, it’s […]

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In the first part of this post, we covered what problems you can expect when dealing with a multi-level classroom and some strategies you can adopt to make life easier for yourself. However, differing language levels are not just an obstacle in a class, you can also use them to turn your lessons into fruitful […]

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Teaching a whole language class as opposed to a private student or two is challenging enough as it is, even without your students’ language levels varying greatly. However, multi-level classrooms are more common than you might think. Even if you teach at a language school with students whose language levels have been thoroughly assessed, everyone […]

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