Module 1 Checkpoint Question

Question: What is the term we use to refer to the language students learn in an ELT class? Answer: the target language

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About Teaching Abroad

Frequently Asked Questions about Teaching English Abroad: I think I am interested in teaching abroad. Where do I start? To get started, there are a number of questions you should ask yourself. The first, of course, is “Where do I want to go?” Selecting a country is based on various factors, including language(s) spoken, cost […]

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Drunken Australians and the Truth About Their Accents

There’s a new story circulating on the inter-web right now which tells us that the Australian accent came about because the European settlers to Australia were all drunk and so they passed on their slurred speech to their children. Apparently these settlers would come home from a hard day herding kangaroo or sheering rabbits or […]

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Teachers Deported From China

According to the CRI news agency, two TEFL teachers have been deported from China after they were found to be working illegally in Shanxi province. Police arrested the two – a 59 year old American woman and a 25 year old Pakistani man – after raiding an English school which was not certified to employ […]

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