"We need a native speaker...."

"We need a native speaker...."

This is not the first time that I talk about the organisation TEFL EQUITY ADVOCATES. This organisation fights "FOR EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES...

Ms.

Ms.

Culture

Vocabulary

When teaching 'writing emails', I always have to explain Ms to my students. They know Mr , Mrs and Miss , but in general it's the first time...

"English for Beginners"

"English for Beginners"

Well, this is pretty sweet. Apparently it's a Polish TV ad for an auction website. Enjoy! Czasami brakuje słów, by wyrazić to, co najważniejsze....

Relative Clauses: Pronouns

Relative Clauses: Pronouns

Grammar

Defining Relative Clauses: relative pronouns Defining relative clauses give detailed information defining a general term or expression. Defining...

IATEFL 2016 Plenary Day 2 (Silvana Richardson)

IATEFL 2016 Plenary Day 2 (Silvana Richardson)

As an English teacher who is a non-native speaker of English, I want to "promote" Silvana Richardsons talk! Here is a summary of the presentation...

TEFL EQUITY ADVOCATES

TEFL EQUITY ADVOCATES

FOR EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR NATIVE AND NON-NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKERS IN ELT TEFL Equity Advocates was set up in April 2014 in order...

Language influences how people see the world

Language influences how people see the world

Culture

Do the languages we speak shape the way we think? Do they merely express thoughts, or do the structures in languages (without our knowledge or...

French origin of some English words

French origin of some English words

Vocabulary

English has borrowed a lot of words from French, but some words come from whole French phrases. Even if you speak French, you may have never...

France ranked 'worst in EU' at learning English

France ranked 'worst in EU' at learning English

The report noted that France, as well as neighbouring Spain and Italy were behind European averages. However, while Spain and Italy were on the...

Silent letters

Silent letters

Pronunciation

Based on some other lists that I have found on the internet, I have created a list of words with silent letters. Sometimes, there seems to be...

Smart Subtitles

Smart Subtitles

Un article dans le Huffington Post sur un nouveau site web: www.smartsubs.fr "Qui ne s'est jamais donné bonne conscience en se disant que regarder...

Bilingualism changes children’s beliefs

Bilingualism changes children’s beliefs

I have found this very interesting article on the website of Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. I have slightly shortened it, but you...

The comma splice

The comma splice

I'd never heard of this, until I read about it in an article: the comma splice. What is a comma splice??? It means that you connect two independent...

Reddit: English fluency = intelligence ???

Reddit: English fluency = intelligence ???

1771 points et 157 commentaires sur reddit On Reddit the picture above was published today. In a funny way it shows the problems that non-native...

The history of the English Language (videos)

The history of the English Language (videos)

Culture

"The Adventure of English is a British television series (ITV) on the history of the English presented by Melvyn Bragg as well as a companion...

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