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How to Teach Pronouns and Other Pronoun Tips

HOW TO TEACH PRONOUNS AND OTHER PRONOUN TIPS

Teaching pronouns takes a little planning and a lot of catering to your students. A mixture of formal lessons, games and consolidation activities will be the best approach when teaching pronouns, but it is strongly advised to make these suitable for both the age and ability of the students you teach.

Why is English Difficult For Japanese Speakers: Problems and Solutions

TEACHING ENGLISH TO JAPANESE SPEAKERS_ PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS

Native Japanese speakers have difficulty in learning English due to a host of factors. Differences in Written forms from Alphabet to Kanji, A lack of exposure to the English, cultural importance on language learning, grammar structures and the fluid nature of English can all cause barriers to learning.

How To Make A Teaching Portfolio

How to make a teaching portfolio

A teaching portfolio is a ongoing story of a teachers skills and abilities, qualifications and observations, teaching philosophies, resources, recommendations, lesson plans and schemes of work . A teaching portfolio can be presented as a physical or digital resource.

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COUNTABLE VS. UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS?

difference between countable and uncountable nouns

The most effective way to distinguish between a countable or uncountable noun is to check if it can be used in plural forms.

Do English Teachers Actually Read Essays?

Although the majority of teachers do read through their students work, there will be definite variation on how detailed this evaluation is

What are the Digraphs in English (And How To teach Them)

An English digraph consists of a pair of letters that placed together make a single sound or phoneme. In English there are both vowel and consonant digraphs.

When Is the Letter Y a Consonant? (and Other Tricky English Letters)

Y can be a consonant predominantly when it is found at the beginning or onset of a word or syllable. Words such as /yes/, /yellow/, /lawyer/ and /kayak/

Why is English Hard for Russian Speakers? (And Teaching Tips)

Slavic languages such as Russian can have vastly different tongue and mouth positions when compared to English pronunciations

Do All Sentences Need an Object?

A sentence in English does not require an object to convey meaning and understanding. However, an object adds clarity and meaning to sentence structures

Can a Non Native Speaker Teach English?

It is perfectly acceptable for a non native to teach English. In some situations it may even be preferable. Teachers who have experienced learning English as a second language are likely more empathetic to the potential struggles and problems of students