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To Specialise or Not To Specialise, That Is The Question

How to decide if you should specialise in one of the four ELT skills Steve Martin has to learn the “terrible American accent” in “The Pink Panther” and engages “Sophie, the best pronunciation teacher in the world” to help. A hilarious 1.52 minutes where Sophie almost gives up teaching him “I would like to buy […]

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Business English ELT students or general English ELT students?

How are business English ELT students different from general English ELT students? Have you heard the stories of children being thrown into a swimming pool in the mistaken belief that they will learn how to swim? Do you condone this as a method of learning? Whatever your answer, have you noticed how often “life” throws […]

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How the Safe Zone Creates An Aha!-Moment for Students

How the “Safe Zone” Creates An Aha!-Moment For Students and Motivates Their Learning “I don’t want to learn English, but I have to.” This was the answer Matthias told me when I asked him why he wanted to learn English. He was confident yet nervous when he spoke about having to learn English. He was […]

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On Becoming An English Teacher Professional

How to become recognised as an English teacher professional What do you need to know if you want to be recognised as a professional English teacher by your students and customers? But then again… is it really worth all your time and effort in establishing your professional profile? To be called a “professional”? Can you […]

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Are You Being Too Much Of A Generalist In ELT?

Who do you turn to if your tooth is trying to make you lose your mind? If you should have a problem with your heart – you’d go to a heart specialist not a general practitioner, wouldn’t you? Aren’t you envious of parents with computer freaks for children when you can’t get your computer working […]

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