Clap Slap – TEFL Activity

Clap Slap is a simple game which is great fun with younger children. It practices listening comprehension, word groups and also helps them to let off a little steam! Decide first on an appropriate word group. This will depend on your class and their level, but could be, for example: […]


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TEFL to Adults vs TEFL to Children

Do children have all the advantages when it comes to learning a foreign language? This article looks at the fundamental general differences between language learning amongst adults and children. Talk to any family who have moved abroad with young children and you’ll soon find out that whilst the children have […]


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Teaching English to Young Learners

TEYL or Teaching English to Young Learners refers to a more specialized area of teaching English‏‎ which deals with younger students. Aside from the usual considerations which you should give to any TEFL class, there are certain extra considerations to take into account. This page offers general tips and ideas […]


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American or British

Variations in spelling exist in English words. In Great Britain and Canada, some words have spellings that differ from American spellings. Readers of books by British and Canadian publishers will note these differences. Some confusion may arise depending on the writer’s experience with these variant spellings. Many nouns that in […]


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The History of Leap Year

Leap years are years with 366 days, instead of the usual 365. Leap years are necessary because the actual length of a year is 365.242 days, not 365 days, as commonly stated. Basically, leap years occur every 4 years, and years that are evenly divisible by 4 (2004, for example) […]


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