After all the frivolities of the ‘F’ words, it may seem positively ‘hum-drum’ (boring or dull - comes originally from the monotonous nature of a hum) to move on to H. But do not abandon your hopes yet as H contains as many historical nuggets as any other of its alphabetic siblings.
A comprehensive guide to teaching English adjectives to ESL/EFL students. Includes rules, explanations, examples and some interesting teaching ideas.
5 great grammar games for teaching and practising reported speech.
Since language barriers are a very difficult thing to overcome, here is a list of communication strategies, identified by linguists, which are employed by second language learners.
Non-native English learners wish to sound native in their accent.
This is a quiz with a difference. It's quirky and entertaining. It's designed to get your ESL students talking and having fun. It will also give you, the teacher, a break from the old routine.
Introduction: briefly define the text type (the functional style and the genre), the topic, the problems raised, the cultural and historical background of the author and his text. Useful tips: The first step includes defining the type of the text...
So what does being Irish mean? Here is a humorous look at a fictional course taking enrolment for students looking to learn what being Irish means in time for St Patricks Day. You have been warned!
You may have heard it said that all babies have the same linguistic abilities at birth. This is true. They have no linguistic abilities at birth. No child is born knowing language, and early infancy and childhood are when language is acquired. What...
Question tags are used in spoken English and are simple to learn if you follow the basic rules. Here are some helpful insights into teaching your students all about them. Includes two useful videos.