Topic: Learning and Teaching

20 things wrong with most self-study books

The biggest problems with self-study EFL materials.

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.

Proofreading 101 for ESL Writers

Category: Writing Topic: Learning and Teaching
Some tips for learners to help them to proofread their writing

The three keys to doing well in speaking exams

The three things students should concentrate on doing during their speaking tests.

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

Why does my teacher stop me using my dictionary or electronic dictionary?

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

How to learn English with your young child

Easy and sensible ways to practise English with your children

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 choose English classes for your young kids

Advice on choosing English classes for very young learners

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.

Games in adult ESL

Do games have a place in an adult ESL class?

Reading authentic texts

Is it necessary to read authentic texts?

Why does my teacher make me read silently?

Why doesn't my teacher make or let us read aloud?

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

70 ways to improve your English Pinned

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 college

Read, Listen and then Pronounce

Understanding principles of learning can be as important for students as for teachers - especially adult learners.

Word Frequency Analysis as a Way to improve writing quality

A look at how using word frequency software can help improve your writing

Speak English with Body Language

A look at the importance of non-verbal communication.

Tips for using your Grammar Checker

A look at some of the issues with grammar checkers

Which is the most difficult language?

A look at whether one language can be said to be the hardest to learn

How to Master the English Language

A learner looks at how he learned English.