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Sometimes schools organize an English day, as a celebration of all things related to learning English. The United Nations celebrates English Language Day every 23rd April, (William Shakespeare's died on that day). To quote the UN website, "language Days at the UN aim to entertain as...

07 Jan Shelley Vernon No Comments
it's raining cats and dogs

The English Language is delightfully quirky. Here are some fun facts about it to use as a base for classroom activities with intermediate and advanced learners.

Fact One: English changes all the time

Languages evolve and English is no exception. One-quarter of the words...

12 Dec Shelley Vernon No Comments
grammar games for teenagers

This blog is contributed by Heike Knapp , a teacher in Prague. After a introduction on the difficulty of teaching teenagers, she recounts her experience using four games to teach her secondary students English grammar.

Teens can be difficult to teach, especially when they find the topic...

02 Dec Shelley Vernon 2 Comments
boy playing development game at kindergarten

Children aged 4-6 are: new to school, cannot analyze language yet, have limited motor skills, have limited reading and writing skills in L1, don't see any reason to learn English, and learn holistically.

Brave New World

It is quite a challenge for a small child to...

29 Nov Shelley Vernon No Comments

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