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Using Reading to Improve Your English

Many teachers advise their students to read and give them various exercises to help them. What they may not realise is that the reading process itself can be used to improve your English. Only skilled language learners use these techniques regularly. Others may use it intermittently. Once you learn to use this approach effectively, then you will be able to learn English from anything…

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Added by Andrew Weiler on June 19, 2013 at 7:19pm — No Comments

What do we do when we stress sounds in English

I interview Dr. Piers Messum, an expert on pronunciation.Here he gives some key insights as to what people who speak English naturally actually do when they stress sounds or reduce others. By better understanding this, teachers can better understand what they need to do to help their students.

Added by Andrew Weiler on June 19, 2013 at 7:15pm — No Comments

Is there such a thing as an exceptional teacher?

What does a language teacher need to be and do to be an exceptional one? Read on here to find out.

Added by Andrew Weiler on April 29, 2013 at 2:22am — No Comments

Language learning and freedom

The way we learn a language will affect how free we feel ourselves to be.

read on here.

Added by Andrew Weiler on April 29, 2013 at 2:18am — No Comments

What is the best way to teach language?

By far the best way to learn a language is to become a better language learner, simple as that!  

Many people advocate this method or that technique or some book or other. They all can be effective in teaching languages BUT will it enable learners to learn what you need to AND to keep learning once they have put that book down or finished the course?

Without improving their language…

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Added by Andrew Weiler on March 21, 2012 at 8:19pm — No Comments

what is the purpose of "education"?

Being involved in lots of teacher evaluation recently (TET) and being quite frustrated, I really needed some inspiration today and got it in this STERLING essay by a Korean writer. He really hits the nail on the head - he really let's us know why we do what we do every day; plan classes, design lessons, council students, take attendance, research, go to meetings, call parents, check homework and yes - pick up our pay checks.



Enough of my boring introduction. Please read this! Also,… Continue

Added by ddeubel on November 1, 2009 at 10:12pm — 1 Comment

Check out my "new" true karaoke videos

I just started making karaoke videos. Quite a complex process but here they are.   These are no longer available through this player - go to our A/V page and get them in the True Karaoke… Continue

Added by ddeubel on April 10, 2008 at 11:30pm — 7 Comments

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