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ESL games in adult classes - Articles - UsingEnglish.com

One of the most common complaints by students is that they are playing games in their English classes when they should be doing serious study. Most …

Respecting Diversity

‘Say “No” to bullying’ competition results<p>Our ‘Say “No” to bullying’ competition ran from 17 October 2017 to 21 February 2018 and the results were …

Top stories

1<p>EnglishAgenda webinars for January 2016<p>Find out about two exciting webinars for English teaching professionals, hosted on the British Council's …

Language Learning

Kieran Donaghy - Short and sweet: Using short films to promote creativity and communication

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70 ways to improve your English

• <b>Start your own English language blog</b>. Even for people who don't have to write in English, writing can be a great way of properly learning the kind of …

Why has the lexical approach been so long in coming?

Opinion<p>Twenty years after the publication of Michael Lewis's seminal book The Lexical approach: The state of ELT and a way forward, the bold prophecy of the title remains unfulfilled. A quick glance at any commercially available EFL textbook reveals that a traditional grammar syllabus, the main …

Mentors support children with limited English but 'gaps' in specialist skills remain

Growing numbers of children in the UK are entering schools with limited or no English. For young people at a state primary school in Cambridge, England, who do not speak English as their first language, help to overcome language barriers in class is at hand from sixth-formers from a local private …

Summer Love by Vangelis Provias

It’s strange but I cannot open the box and go over its contents… at least not yet. The same way I could not open, casually, nonchalantly, a drawer …

19 Wonderfully British Carved Pumpkins

No, they're not called Jack O'Lanterns.

Martin Scorsese: Teach visual literacy

Film director Martin Scorsese delivers keynote Jefferson humanities lecture and appeals for children to learn 'visual literacy' and for film heritage to be protected.<p>Film director Martin Scorsese has made an impassioned plea for young people to embrace the rich cinema heritage of America before it …

Edward Tufte

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contemporary british painting

‘Contemporary British Painting’ is an artist led organisiation which explores and promotes current trends in British painting through group …

Halloween in the United Kingdom

Halloween is an observance annually celebrated on October 31. Some people hold Halloween parties on or around this date, where the hosts and guests …

Where to Celebrate Bonfire Night 2014

While most of us see Bonfire Night as all about the oohs, aahs and sticky toffee apples, for some towns in the UK the 5th November is all about Guy …

Teaching English in Greece | TEFL Greece | TEFL Certification Greece

Want to teach English in Greece? Learn about job markets, visas and TEFL certification for English teaching jobs in …

Common UK Expressions

Have you ever wondered about common UK expressions & slang? Maybe you are going to visit the UK and want to learn a few of them? Here is a long list …

Apps for English language learning: Intro to photo editors

Apps for English language learning: Intro to photo editors <br>By Beth Crumpler<p>Share this article:<p><i>This is the first article in a series about using</i> …

Profile of a Successful Language Learner

One must be cautious in one’s claims of effective learning characteristics and techniques. Learning a language well depends on so many different …

Aspects of Task-Based Syllabus

<b>Introduction and overview</b> <br>Syllabus design is concerned with the selection, sequencing and justification of the content of the curriculum. Traditional …

Innovations in learning technologies for English language teaching

<b>Edited by Gary Motteram</b><p>This publication offers a different approach to the uses of learning technologies in the language classroom. As a regular …

Life in the UK

Let’s begin by refuting a common stereotype: the weather isn’t all that bad. Depending on the area you’ve chosen, you might have to suffer through …

Who are the British?

Who are the British?<p>British people live in the UK. They are people who live in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. British people can also …

Festivals and Special Days in Britain

British life and culture - England, Scotland and Wales<p>Festivals and Special Days in Britain<p><b>This page contains links to all our Festivals and Special</b> …

Modern Humanities Research Association :: All Publications

There's nothing here!<p>You seem to have arrived here by following a link to the MHRA website, but the link must have been broken: there's no page at …