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Articles on how to learn English successfully
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English Grammar Usage Articles & Notes
English Language Examinations
Teaching English for Specific Purposes
Teaching English in Asia
70 ways to improve your English
70 practical tips for improving your English
Activities for conversation exchanges
Some ideas for using language exchange sites
Becoming Fluent in Speaking and Writing English
A look at how you can improve your reading and writing skills in English.
English Pronunciation for the ESL Learner
A look at ways in which learners can improve their pronunciation.
English Pronunciation Quiz
Test your knowledge of accent reduction
Games in adult ESL
Do games have a place in an adult ESL class?
How to choose English classes for your young kids
Advice on choosing English classes for very young learners
How to correct yourself outside class
This article has some suggestions on developing self-correction skills and starting to use more accurate English, all without the help of a teacher.
How to improve your pronunciation outside class
Ideas and tips to help you improve your pronunciation outside class
How to learn English with your young child
Easy and sensible ways to practise English with your children
How to Master the English Language
A learner looks at how he learned English.
Learning English With Music
Using music and songs in teaching English as a second language or why people should sing to improve their language skills
Proofreading 101 for ESL Writers
Some tips for learners to help them to proofread their writing
Read, Listen and then Pronounce
Understanding principles of learning can be as important for students as for teachers – especially adult learners.
Reading authentic texts
Is it necessary to read authentic texts?
Speak English with Body Language
A look at the importance of non-verbal communication.
The two biggest disagreements between teachers and students all over the world on how it is best to study English in class are about the amount of error correction and the amount of pairwork.
Which is the most difficult language?
A look at whether one language can be said to be the hardest to learn
Why does my teacher make me correct my own answers?
A number of reasons why your teacher might make you correct your own answers
Why does my teacher make me learn English grammar words?
Do learners need to know grammar terms?
Why does my teacher make me learn the phonemic script?
Good and bad reasons for your teacher wanting you to learn the phonemic script
Why does my teacher make me read silently?
Why doesn’t my teacher make or let us read aloud?
Why does my teacher make me use an English-English Dictionary?
What's wrong with bilingual dictionaries?
Why does my teacher skip exercises in the textbook?
One of the ESL classroom mysteries explained
Why does my teacher stop me using my dictionary or electronic dictionary?
Reasons why your teacher may stop you using dictionaries in class.
Why doesn’t my teacher correct all my mistakes when I am speaking?
A teacher's view some possible answers to a question commonly asked by ESL learners
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