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Approach to Successful ESP Classes

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May 2015

Approach to Successful ESP Classes

How does English for specific purposes (ESP) differ from English as a second language (ESL)? In ESP classes the student has a purpose to learn English whereas with ESL they simply want to learn English to be able to converse with English speakers. What kind of people want to learn ESP? ESP students are usually adults who already have some acquaintance with the English language. Why…

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What is intonation and why teach it?

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Mar 2015

What is intonation and why teach it?

What is intonation? The term ‘intonation’ refers to the linguistic use of pitch to convey meaning of a sentence and/or word and during your life as a TEFL teacher you will come across students who will have difficulty using intonation and stress in the correct manner – this means they may not be able to get their point across very well and, in turn, native…

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TEFL teacher: What does it take to become one?

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Feb 2015

TEFL teacher: What does it take to become one?

For those already familiar with the term ‘TEFL’ (an explanation of the various terms can be found here) you will know that it means teaching English as a foreign language but, what does this actually entail, other than the obvious. It would be a common misconception to think that teaching English to foreigners is totally different to teaching English in a school in the UK…

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