The Importance of Pronunciation

Clear pronunciation is important... Many students studying English or preparing for IELTS have always understood the importance of pronunciation, but why is it important? Many students want to sound like a 'native speaker', but why is this so important? A speaker can have clear pronunciation which a native can easily understand; and still at times … Continue reading The Importance of Pronunciation

What are Computer Based IELTS tests? | What should I expect? | A mini guide… |

These days, more and more English learners are needing to take the IELTS examination to help them with international study, immigration, travel or for personal development in English. For many years IELTS has been the test of choice in order to get the required score needed, and now more there is an alternative to the … Continue reading What are Computer Based IELTS tests? | What should I expect? | A mini guide… |

Using Tricider to spark conversation in the ESL classroom.

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of presenting at the 2019 BC TEAL conference, working together with a friend and former colleague to deliver a short presentation around a website called Tricider, which helps to boost debate, conversation and engagement among students in English classes. Not only can students write their own responses, but also … Continue reading Using Tricider to spark conversation in the ESL classroom.

5 FREE websites to help you improve your English!

Many English learners always want to know how they can improve their English. Whether it's building vocabulary, improving listening skills, speaking skills or writing skills, the following list of websites will help you to improve your English quickly and easily. Not only that, but all of these resources are absolutely free!  (Click below for Audio version of this article) … Continue reading 5 FREE websites to help you improve your English!

Teaching on italki | 1 Year on… | Still worth it? |

So, about a year back I started teaching on italki, having first researched a wide range of online teaching websites, all with various promises, claims and flashy adverts. However, after digging down further, I settled on italki and haven't looked back since. Why? Well here's why... Preface: I should preface this post by saying that … Continue reading Teaching on italki | 1 Year on… | Still worth it? |