Category: Learning English

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57 ways to improve your fluency

Short and long term solutions for those who want to speak more quickly and smoothly. Also useful for teachers planning classroom fluency practice.
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70 ways to improve your English

70 practical tips for improving your English
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Activities for conversation exchanges

Some ideas for using language exchange sites
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Becoming Fluent in Speaking and Writing English

A look at how you can improve your reading and writing skills in English.
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English Pronunciation for the ESL Learner

A look at ways in which learners can improve their pronunciation.
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English Pronunciation Quiz

Test your knowledge of accent reduction
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Games in adult ESL

Do games have a place in an adult ESL class?
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How to choose English classes for your young kids

Advice on choosing English classes for very young learners
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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.
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How to improve your pronunciation outside class

Ideas and tips to help you improve your pronunciation outside class
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How to learn English with your young child

Easy and sensible ways to practise English with your children
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How to Master the English Language

A learner looks at how he learned English.
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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
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Proofreading 101 for ESL Writers

Some tips for learners to help them to proofread their writing
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Read, Listen and then Pronounce

Understanding principles of learning can be as important for students as for teachers – especially adult learners.
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Reading authentic texts

Is it necessary to read authentic texts?
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Speak English with Body Language

A look at the importance of non-verbal communication.
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Using pairwork

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.
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Which is the most difficult language?

A look at whether one language can be said to be the hardest to learn
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Why does my teacher make me correct my own answers?

A number of reasons why your teacher might make you correct your own answers
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Why does my teacher make me learn English grammar words?

Do learners need to know grammar terms?
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Why does my teacher make me learn the phonemic script?

Good and bad reasons for your teacher wanting you to learn the phonemic script
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Why does my teacher make me read silently?

Why doesn’t my teacher make or let us read aloud?
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Why does my teacher skip exercises in the textbook?

One of the ESL classroom mysteries explained
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Why does my teacher stop me using my dictionary or electronic dictionary?

Reasons why your teacher may stop you using dictionaries in class.
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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