Category: Learning English

Articles on how to learn English successfully

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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
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The 250 most useful British abbreviations

Category: Learning English Topic: Varieties and Dialects
Short forms which are often used in the UK and to describe British life.
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250 British acronyms

Category: Learning English Topic: Varieties and Dialects
The most useful acronyms for understanding British life
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Offensive, insulting and aggressive gestures in the UK

Category: Learning English Topic: Varieties and Dialects
Rude British gestures and other body language that could cause offense in the United Kingdom.
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British body language

Category: Learning English Topic: Varieties and Dialects
Shaking hands, kissing, hugging, eye contact, bodily contact, proximity, and standing and sitting positions in the UK.A�A�
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80 British gestures

Category: Learning English Topic: General
List of UK gestures, with meanings of gestures used in the United Kingdom and how to make them.
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The 100 most useful phrases for business meetings

Category: Learning English Topic: Vocabulary
The most important phrases for taking part in business meeting in English.
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20 things wrong with most self-study books

Category: Learning English Topic: General
The biggest problems with self-study EFL materials.
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Why does my teacher not speak more slowly?

Category: Learning English Topic: General
Reasons why teachers sometimes speak at a speed at which students can't understand everything that they say - both good ones and bad ones - with possible student reactions.
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57 ways to improve your fluency

Category: Learning English Topic: Learning and Teaching
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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Proofreading 101 for ESL Writers

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

Learning English With Music

Category: Learning English Topic: Learning and Teaching
Using music and songs in teaching English as a second language or why people should sing to improve their language skills
Learner Article

Why does my teacher make me correct my own answers?

Category: Learning English Topic: General
A number of reasons why your teacher might make you correct your own answers
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Why does my teacher stop me using my dictionary or electronic dictionary?

Category: Learning English Topic: Learning and Teaching
Reasons why your teacher may stop you using dictionaries in class.
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How to learn English with your young child

Category: Learning English Topic: Learning and Teaching
Easy and sensible ways to practise English with your children
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How to improve your pronunciation outside class

Category: Learning English Topic: Pronunciation
Ideas and tips to help you improve your pronunciation outside class
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Activities for conversation exchanges

Category: Learning English Topic: General
Some ideas for using language exchange sites
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How to correct yourself outside class

Category: Learning English Topic: Learning and Teaching
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 choose English classes for your young kids

Category: Learning English Topic: Learning and Teaching
Advice on choosing English classes for very young learners
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Using pairwork

Category: Learning English Topic: Learning and Teaching
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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Games in adult ESL

Category: Learning English Topic: Learning and Teaching
Do games have a place in an adult ESL class?
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Reading authentic texts

Category: Learning English Topic: Learning and Teaching
Is it necessary to read authentic texts?
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Why does my teacher skip exercises in the textbook?

Category: Learning English Topic: General
One of the ESL classroom mysteries explained
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Why does my teacher make me use an English-English Dictionary?

Category: Learning English Topic: Learning and Teaching
What's wrong with bilingual dictionaries?
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Why does my teacher make me learn English grammar words?

Category: Learning English Topic: Learning and Teaching
Do learners need to know grammar terms?
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Why does my teacher make me read silently?

Category: Learning English Topic: Learning and Teaching
Why doesn't my teacher make or let us read aloud?
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Why doesn't my teacher correct all my mistakes when I am speaking?

Category: Learning English Topic: Learning and Teaching
A teacher's view some possible answers to a question commonly asked by ESL learners
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Why does my teacher make me learn the phonemic script?

Category: Learning English Topic: Phonetics
Good and bad reasons for your teacher wanting you to learn the phonemic script
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Read, Listen and then Pronounce

Category: Learning English Topic: Pronunciation
Understanding principles of learning can be as important for students as for teachers - especially adult learners.
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Speak English with Body Language

Category: Learning English Topic: Learning and Teaching
A look at the importance of non-verbal communication.
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English Pronunciation for the ESL Learner

Category: Learning English Topic: Pronunciation
A look at ways in which learners can improve their pronunciation.
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Becoming Fluent in Speaking and Writing English

Category: Learning English Topic: Learning and Teaching
A look at how you can improve your reading and writing skills in English.
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Which is the most difficult language?

Category: Learning English Topic: Learning and Teaching
A look at whether one language can be said to be the hardest to learn
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How to Master the English Language

Category: Learning English Topic: Learning and Teaching
A learner looks at how he learned English.
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English Pronunciation Quiz

Category: Learning English Topic: Pronunciation
Test your knowledge of accent reduction