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Teaching slang in your EFL Classroom

English teachers know that the gap between formal English and everyday spoken English is huge. However, for teachers with a native or extremely high level of fluency, this is something that is easy to forget.  Part of the reason we rarely notice how much slang creeps into everyday English is that we hear it all around us – when conversing with native speakers, on TV, in pop music, etc. In fact, many EFL-students may only have been exposed to informal English prior to their language studies.

English Language Books French Teens will Love

Most people interested in teaching English as a foreign language are aware that reading follows listening as one of the two primary receptive skills that language students need to develop. This article will provide a bit of insight into reading as a discrete linguistic skill and its practical application in class settings. It will then go on to explore a few suggestions for English language reading material that should be particularly engaging for French teens who are studying English as a second language.


Reading and Foreign Language Learning

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Teach English at Home with Treasure Hunts and Other Fun Games

Why play games in English class?

Games have long been a staple in the ESL classroom, and game play should definitely be on the list of teaching strategies for English teachers who need engaging ways to teach English at home.


Of course young students come first to mind when considering the use of learning games. However, when properly designed/chosen and administered, games work well for teaching many aspects of both productive (speaking, writing) and receptive (listening, reading) language skills to students of all age groups.


Do you teach English in Montpellier? Ideas for great day trips

If you’re an English-language teacher in Montpellier (or anywhere, really), you’re probably looking for some new and exciting ways to help your students learn English. One really great way to do that is through day trips, because it combines fun activities and practical application of the knowledge.

Fun: The best way to learn

When your children were first learning to speak, did they use vocabulary books? Did you? Probably not. So, why should it be any different for people, especially children, learning their second language?

The psychology behind learning English: why an immersion will get you better results

When you're teaching English as a foreign language, there are many different kinds of obstacles to be overcome. Students will have to learn how to pronounce sounds they are not used to pronouncing, they will have to understand a set of different grammar rules, and they will have to learn how to avoid 'false friends', to name just a few of the challenges. However, while much attention has been dedicated to the different techniques to help students drill knowledge into their brains, very little attention is paid to another aspect: the psychology of learning a language.