Being alone can be difficult. Being alone can be depressing. Being alone can be unproductive. Being alone can be lonely. What does this have to […]

The 30-second English Course

Dear Language Students, If there was a machine that you just look into and learn any language in 30 seconds and makes you 100% fluent. […]

35 Idioms for class

While catching up on some films and shows, I noticed a few school idioms and decided to do something different this week. So here is […]

Finding Their Voice (and all that jazz)

I must thank Ron Morrain for the inspiration to write this post. Ron’s cover photo on Facebook had a photo of Billie Holiday with the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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