Artículos escritos por profesores particulares de Inglés nativos

Laura Anne
Publicado por Laura Anne

Don't take your carpet to class!! False friends spanish students say

It's wintertime and this only means one thing: my students keep telling me about their toilet problems again. What is it with Spanish speakers? They share too much! Then they keep telling me how they ate lots of jam and had a lot of nice discussions with their families over Christmas. But I can't say I'm innocent of any mistakes! Only today I realized I have been using the word 'grano' for grain in Spanish. I realized this whilst doing the ...
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William
Publicado por William

The use of target language in class, is it a good idea?

The first thing students will ask is what is this language, this means that you can only speak the language you are studying, for example if you are studying English then you will only speak English and not Spanish is allowed 90% of the time This can often put students off learning another language as they may have scared they will not understand what the teacher is talking about.  But I did not care about this, I did when I was and my fami...
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Mary
Publicado por Mary

Benjamin's Franklin remark was so true

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” Benjamin's Franklin is sooooo true!!!! I believe that when a student is involved, he/she truly learns. This is part of my methodology of teaching foreign languages. I’ve been teaching for more than 20 years and making the student involved is a key to teaching with success. Not only does the student get motivated, but you, as an instructor, look for different ways to make ...
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William
Publicado por William

Why study English as a second language in today's world.

English is the second most spoken langauage in the world, it is estimated that around over 53 million people speak English. Due to this English is now the main language of certain eceonmic fields such as sicence, avation and information technology. due to such fields adopting English as it main language it is of no suprise that business is also adopting it as their main field.  Therefore i would recomend anyone to learn English as a second ...
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Sandy
Publicado por Sandy

Consistency and patience in English learning

Learning a language is all about changing habits in your brain. I think that some techniques that people use like studying long vocabulary lists, memorizing phrasal verbs, even this focus on grammar, is an attempt to short circuit a process which actually takes a long time. It takes a lot of exposure, a lot of reading and listening and, eventually, speaking in order to create new habits.   I have been teaching English in Spain for 7 ye...
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Pierre
Publicado por Pierre

Company language-training: How to motivate, empower and engage learners

Company language-training: How to motivate, empower and engage learners Thousands of companies across of Europe pay for their employees to improve their language (most often English-language) skills. While getting language training for free would seem like a huge source of motivation, training learners who have been forced to attend, or worse, have to attend during inconvenient times including at day-break, during their lunch-hour or at the end ...
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Adryana
Publicado por Adryana

Do you know the difference between Meet, Know and Get to know?

How to Use Meet Okay, so, meet and know. These are two commonly confused words. So, to meet is to meet somebody for the first time. Somebody introduces you or you meet that person. “Nice to meet you.” MEET: Meet somebody for the first time, or in an introductions. This is one of the first things you learn in English, and to meet up with somebody, or to meet with somebody is to ge...
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Andrés
Publicado por Andrés

Description of myself and my classes in English

I was born into a German Spanish family which is why I have two native languages. I grew up in Hamburg and after that I moved to Berlin, where I studied Pedagogy, science of education. I moved to Spain in 1995 and I specialised in language teaching since then. I teach German, Spanish and English. I am a proficient user in English and in French. In English I have Mastery (Level C2) and in French effective operational proficiency (Level ...
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Stephanie
Publicado por Stephanie

How to use Marvel Comics to teach the Cold War in your History Classroom

Stan Lee, internationally known as the godfather of superheroes and creator of Marvel Comics, has died at the age of 95 in L.A. During his career, he co- created a wide variety of world-famous superheroes such as Superman, The Incredible Hulk and The Justice League. His characters attracted thousands of followers by combining superpowers with human fragility and morality. The son of two lower-class Jewish immigrants, Lee started working as an a...
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Adryana
Publicado por Adryana

How to Use: Say, Tell, Talk, Speak ...Learn How to Use them !!

Are you talking to me? I said are you talking to me? There’s no one else here, you must be talking to me? How many times have you misused these 4 words? I speak English, I talk to my friends, he told me a secret, you know what I’m saying? If you’re having difficulty with using these words, don’t worry, we’re going to resolve that for you guys right now. In this article we are going to show you common prepositions use with each of them,...
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Arman
Publicado por Arman

Key to master the monster: why English is the king of all languages

English is this multiple-headed beautiful monster that lures you with its charm, but also drives you up the wall and teases you by its endlessness. Its grammar seems easy at first, but then you find out things that amaze and even shock you. The pronunciation becomes stressful for non-natives when they discover that English has 3 types of /a/ and different kinds of /t/. But the main problem of this marvellous langage is its vocabulary, which neve...
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Julie
Publicado por Julie

Benefits of taking a web or online class

How about a coffee and an English class? Sounds nice, right? Well, this is a possibility now.  With technology constantly improving we can trust the system alot more. We use an Oxinity platform similar to Skype or videoconference. These classes can be different from face-to-face classes in many ways.    Convenience  One of the biggest advantages for online classes is being able to learn in a comfortable setting in your own h...
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Julie
Publicado por Julie

How I Started My Own ELT Business and How You Can Too!

  We all have fears: fears of trying something new, fear of change, fear of the unknown. If you are starting your own ELT business, hopefully I can assuage some of these fears with a few tips. I decided to develop my own business as an English teacher because the freedom and independence was attractive to me. Now, I have over half of my students that are my own clients. Oxinity has helped me with this process; however, there are some addit...
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Stephanie
Publicado por Stephanie

A MUST-SEE MOVIE IN YOUR HISTORY CLASSROOM

“Germinal” in an epic film based on the novel by Emily Zola. It is a detailed, sweeping tale of French coal miners and their struggle against their exploitative owners, which resulted in catastrophe and hopelessness. The story is set in France, in the late 19th century. Emilie Zola, a French writer, decides to travel to a poor district of the country to observe the miner´s working conditions. On this trip, he details the experience that these br...
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