The INTERNET now consumes more time than TELEVISION – So how is learning changing? — The FUTURE of Learning

(Photo credit: https://bit.ly/2J4DRes) Say bye bye to the tellie my friends, as very soon it will be just as out of date as the old wireless radio your grandma had in her living room. The way we digest information now is much more active compared to the passive approach of the television. Active learning compared […]

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Learning OVER 50 – You’ve still got a LONG WAY to go yet — The FUTURE of Learning

(Photo credit: https://bit.ly/2M3UwjH) Remember the days when 30 was over the hill? When you were young and you met a 30 year old person, they were a real adult, someone who knew exactly what was what. Well, soon it changed to 40. Then you become forty yourself, and before you know it 50 comes knocking […]

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English Pronunciation: 20 VOWEL-SOUNDS IN 20 Minutes — Mary’s English Blog

Back by popular demand is a lesson I did four years ago. Follow my instructions, practise regularly, and your pronunciation will improve. The practice is necessary as you are training your mouth to make new, different movements. It is physical practice like learning to surf or drive a car. The students who were in my class (from Asia, […]

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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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When words get in the way – ENGLISH COMMUNICATION 101 rule — The FUTURE of Learning

Originally posted on The FUTURE of Learning: (Photo credit: http://bit.ly/2wS10MI) Both teachers and students do get consumed with English being all about words, but the truth is it is all about communication, and the way we communicate really has nothing to do with the language we choose to speak in. Saying that we could say…

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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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