For many teachers method, structure, and efficiency are bad words. For many students the opposite is true. Does that leave a teacher in a quandary? Continue reading A Teacher in a Quandary
According to a survey carried out by Education First, a language training company, English proficiency on the subcontinent in only moderate. Continue reading Survey finds: Indians only have Moderate English Proficiency
Today, I want to share a great and free learning resource for language learners and teachers with all of you who like the Grimm’s fairy tales: Grimm Stories. Well, if we talk German fairy tales you have to know that they’re not very Disney-like, so not pretty and nice and innocent. Old German (fairy) tales are rather bloody or gory and they usually describe the social situation of a certain class of population at that time.
Generally speaking, ¾ of Canada’s population speak English as their first official language whereas ¼ of Canadians speaks French as their first language. Continue reading The State of English and French in Canada
The use of words and therefore their meaning might change over time. In this example the respective word is misogyny which describes hatred against women. Continue reading How Misogyny got a new Definition in Australia
In this first episode of Twitionary Jason Levine aka Fluency MC and Mau Buchler aka Tripppin join Kay Alexander to find the correct definition of new words. Continue reading Twitionary Episode 1 – Twipocrite, Sarchasm, Floordrobe, Texticle and winkling
The following is a list of top 5 TV shows that I believe are useful to helping students improve their English:
In this Callan Method review George Machlan explains how he tried the learning method with English students in China via the Internet. Continue reading Callan Method Review – Does it Work on the Internet?
English as She is Spoke is a brilliant and funny example of what all can (and will) go wrong when you only use a dictionary to translate a book. Continue reading English as She is Spoke or How not to Write a Language Book