English Language Articles

Articles about learning, using and teaching the English language, including advice, tutorials, opinions and lesson plans from various authors and contributors. Articles cover topics from English grammar, spelling and punctuation, through to language teaching, career development, specialisations, and ideas and suggestions for the classroom.

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Teacher Article

How to teach British and American grammar New Pinned

Category: Teaching English Topic: Varieties and Dialects
How to present and practise the most important grammatical differences between British and American English
Teacher Article

How to teach giving and asking for directions New Pinned

Category: Teaching English Topic: General
Teaching tips and classroom activities for showing people where to go with "go straight ahead", "turn right", "take the second turning on your left", "opposite the station", etc.
Learner Article

70 ways to improve your English Pinned

Category: Learning English Topic: Learning and Teaching
Learning a new language can be hard work, so here are 70 practical tips for improving your English that you can do outside of school or collage
Teacher Article

How to teach British and American functional language New

Category: Teaching English Topic: Varieties and Dialects
Important differences in requesting, thanking, etc in the US and UK, including how to teach those differences.
Teacher Article

The 100 most useful acronyms for EFL learners

Category: Learning English Topic: Learning and Teaching
The most important acronyms for English language learners to learn
Teacher Article

The 100 most useful abbreviations for EFL learners

Category: Learning English Topic: Learning and Teaching
The most important short forms for people learning English as a foreign language.
Teacher Article

British and American body language and gestures

Category: Teaching English Topic: Varieties and Dialects
A guide to gestures and body language in the UK and USA, including differences and similarities, and comparisons to other countries.
Teacher Article

How to teach TOEIC Listening Part Two: Question Response

Category: Teaching English Topic: Exam Traps and Tricks
Teaching tips and classroom practice ideas for the question-response tasks in TOEIC Listening Section Two
Teacher Article

How to teach present time expressions

Category: Teaching English Topic: Verbs and Tenses
Teaching tips, games and other classroom activities for "at the moment", "often", "once every two weeks" etc with Present Simple and Present Continuous.
Teacher Article

How to teach the language of feelings

Category: Teaching English Topic: Vocabulary
Teaching tips and classroom activities for the language emotions, from very young learners to advanced learners.
Teacher Article

The 150 most useful Business English abbreviations

Category: Teaching English for Specific Purposes Topic: Vocabulary
The most important business acronyms and other ESP abbreviations for EFL learners.
Teacher Article

How to teach past time expressions

Category: Teaching English Topic: Verbs and Tenses
Teaching tips and classroom activities for time expressions with narrative tenses and Used to.
Teacher Article

How to teach future time expressions

Category: Teaching Tips Topic: Future Forms
Teaching tips and classroom activities for future times like "in two days", "within five working days" and "by the end of this week", including common issues with future time expressions.
Teacher Article

How to teach prepositions of time

Category: Teaching Tips Topic: Prepositions
Teaching tips and classroom games and activities for time expressions with at, in, on, no preposition etc
Teacher Article

How to teach English plurals

Category: Teaching Tips Topic: Nouns
Teaching tips, games and other classroom activities for regular and irregular plural nouns.

Formal Letter Writing - Help with formal and business letter writing. A summary of writing rules including outlines for cover letters and letters of enquiry, and abbreviations used in letters.

Speaking Out - A collection of thoughts, comments and articles regarding some of the issues and discussion points that have been raised in our ESL Forum.

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