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Posts by Online Language Center Blog

Recording and Reviewing Language in a Lexical Notebook

How do you make a note of new language? Most of my students like to write down the important language that comes up in class […]

Reappraisal of Phrasal Verbs

by rob howard Does hammering away at nailing down phrasal verbs hang up your students? You can count on it! While phrasal verbs spring up […]

Watching TV Programmes to Improve English

I often have students tell me that they try to understand films and TV programmes in English as a way of learning the language. More […]

50 Shades of Gray Matter (what matters to them)

Grey, or gray matter is the part of the brain that processes information and controls our perception of how things are seen or heard. It […]

Accountability: the teacher and the learner

On my last post, I suggested that the best way to focus on students’ learning is by focusing on teaching. The rationale behind this is […]

Put A Ring On It (12 rules of online engagement)

Ok. So we can’t marry all the online students. We can however draw them into the class even though they may be thousands of miles […]

14 Inspirational Self-motivation Tips for Students

Staying motivated as a student is one of the hardest tasks and biggest obstacles to achieving fluency. Language learning is indeed a difficult challenge for […]

Read A Book! (7 tips to increase vocabulary)

A question I am often asked by students is ‘How can I improve my vocabulary?’  There is no easy, one-size-fits-all answer to this question, and […]

5 Free Apps to Improve Your Pronunciation

Most students are unaware of their pronunciation issues and those that are have no idea where they can receive extra support. Focused practice is needed […]

PBU – Stop Telling Your Students to Practice

I have written in the past that we should avoid the words grammar and rules. Here is another one that perhaps we should avoid. Practice. […]

A Case of Mistaken Indemnity

Is there compensation in making mistakes? You bet there is!! Simon and Rob share thoughts on making mistakes, and learning from them. MAKING MISTAKES – By […]

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