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
The cat is on the mat. Many English learners struggle with Prepositions. This can present problems especially in speaking and writing. So how can we fix this? Do you have problems working out your in from your on; your at from your from; or your up from your down? Here is a simple exercise which … Continue reading Putting Prepositions in their Place!
A lot of students really struggle to achieve a band 7 in IELTS Writing Task 2. This is due to the fact that many studnets don't know how to properly answer the question, or do not always know how to plan effectively. To be successful involves planning properly and using your time well. So imagine … Continue reading How can I get a band 7 in IELTS Writing Task 2?
When preparing for the speaking portion of the IELTS exam, it can be incredibly difficult to prepare, especially if you don't live in an English-speaking country. However, with a little extra help, your speaking score can improve. Hopefully you find these tips useful! Be sure to prepare yourself before taking your test! Tip 1: Know … Continue reading 10 Top Tips for IELTS speaking success!
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… |
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.
So i've finally arrived back from my trip to Korea, with a short stay in Hong Kong sandwiched in between (article to come). I was quite busy zig-zagging my way all around Korea for the last few weeks, so in this article I will try my best to share some hidden gems and must see … Continue reading My South Korea 2019 Travel Guide! | Hidden gems and must sees… |
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!
As I've explained in previous articles, there are now so many different ways to teach, both online and in the physical classroom. Even if you are not a native English speaker, and even if you want to teach a language other than English, there are so many options available to you! Many potential teachers are … Continue reading Can I teach even if I am not a native English speaker?
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? |