Blog Category: Language Skills

IPA – International Phonetic Alphabet

The IPA or International Phonetic Alphabet is an alphabet‏‎ of sounds (not letters). It is used to show how to pronounce words‏‎. Using the IPA in your class is a useful tool to give your students. It will help them understand the pronunciation of English words they...

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Tongue Twisters in English

Tongue Twisters are useful ways to practice pronunciation with your class, especially if the sound you are practicing does not exist in the students' mother tongue. For example, the /ʃ/ sound does not exist in Greek‏‎ and is often pronounced /s/ by Greek students....

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Punctuation‏‎ in English

Punctuation is the use of different marks to show how a sentence‏‎ is constructed and should be read and understood. It is, if you like, the written equivalent of pauses and emphasis. In English the following punctuation marks are used: apostrophes brackets or...

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Language Skills in TEFL

There are 4 basic Language Skills listening speaking reading writing This article introduces each of these skills and explains what they are. There are also links to more in-depth articles on each of the skills. Grouping Skills Together These can be grouped in...

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Accuracy vs Fluency in TEFL

English‏‎ is an international language which people from all over the world learn in order to communicate with each other. Accuracy and Fluency are two factors which can determine the success of English language students in the future. Essentially accuracy is the...

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