Sometimes we use the Present Simple tense or the Present Progressive tense for future meaning. For native English speakers, this seems normal. But when learning this (or teaching it for the first time, for that matter), it seems a bit odd. Why would we do this?Read More
Many languages have noun cases. We don’t teach cases in English, but there definitely are some correlations between cases and English grammar. Maybe it would be a good idea to acknowledge some of the cases used in the students’ native tongue(s) and explain what English uses instead.Read More
Word Puzzles and Word Games are a fun, engaging, and effective way to practice vocabulary, spelling pronunciation, word-building, and more. If you’d like to try some with your students, here are some tips to give them.Read More
Have you ever been asked, “How can you teach students English if you don’t speak their language?” I get that a lot. It’s not necessary to know the native tongue to teach English. Here’s why.Read More
Very few students enjoy writing essays. For most, it's a rather daunting task. Often it's the composition that throws students off, so cast that aside at first and simply get them to tell you what they think without a pen and paper.Read More
When students have the opportunity to correct the teacher, it reinforces that language point, assesses the students' understanding of that language point, gives the learner confidence, and teaches students to problem-solve.Read More
Are tomatoes fruit or vegetables?
The answers to many questions depend on context, so clearly establish the context first.Read More