Getting students to say something important in ENGLISH — The FUTURE of Learning

Originally posted on The FUTURE of Learning: (Photo credit: http://bit.ly/2xedKQ3) Imagine that moment when you are learning a language and finally realise you have to divulge something very important to you to others in that new language. If you can imagine that feeling, you as a teacher can see what it takes to bring up…

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New #podcast to #LearnEnglish

I have uploaded a new podcast here – In this one  I am talking about the phrase “the one and only” and we look at two musical tracks and some radio jingles from the 1980s radio station @countysound “the one and only one for you”

The jingle was written by Les Reed and which has the words:

“Here comes the morning, it’s a brand new day (different lyrics for afternoon and evening: We are your music, and your news each day). Turn on the sunshine. The County Sound way. Open up your heart, and you will let a little sunshine through, with County Sound, the one and only one for you. We’ll always be here, each and every day. Where ever you’re going, we’re going your way. Come with us and ride the airwaves discover something new, on County Sound – the one and only one for you. County Sound, the one and only one for you”.

Descriptive Language & Persuasive devices – Advanced & Proficiency Level Students — Mary’s English Blog

In a post published April 26, 2015, I recommended A guide to understanding persuasive language, provided by the University of New South Wales, Australia. This guide provided excellent advice on developing writing and speaking skills. Unfortunately, this link is no longer available, but don’t despair! I have found a well-written, concise guide on Literary Techniques by the BBC […]

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What is the role of DISCIPLINE in the future of LEARNING — The FUTURE of Learning

(Photo credit: https://bit.ly/2NsUVgm) Firstly let’s get something clear here, I’m not talking about discipline as in teachers punishing students, I’m going to explore the idea of the role of personal discipline in the learning process for the student. In the past all forms of discipline were left up to the teacher to instill in the student. […]

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A song with Collocations and Idioms — Mary’s English Blog

The English language is full of collocations and idioms. By collocations, I mean words that naturally go together like ‘high hopes‘, ‘heavy rain‘, and ‘make friends‘. We don’t say ‘tall hopes’, ‘huge rain‘ or ‘produce friends‘. Idioms are expressions whose meaning cannot be predicted by the words in the expression; for example, ‘to kick the […]

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Project Compass: Brazil #LearnEnglish

I have a free “drop in” English class for Brazilian people weekly. If you would like to join this weekly class or would like more details please contact me. It is open to all Brazilians who are trying to learn English and is free. You only need a Skype ID.  The class cannot be larger than 25  people.

Brazil has many economic and social problems – if you are a teacher and you would like to participate in this voluntary project please contact me.