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Super Superlatives

How To Use Superlatives

SUPER SUPERLATIVES

The Guinness Book of World Records has superlatives at its heart.  It’s all about people who have competed globally to achieve the highest or lowest degree of a specific talent or skill.  Superlatives are necessary to accurately describe the weird, wonderful and amazing skills that Guinness World Record holders have demonstrated. Read more

Building your Vocabulary

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New Ways to Improve your Vocabulary

So you want to improve your English vocabulary. Where do you even begin? A quick look around the internet will find you the usual ideas like: read, keep a dictionary, make lists etc. And these are good ideas, but is it enough? First we’ll review the common ideas and then we’ll take a look at some of the excellent advice from our teachers to see if they have any new ideas. Read more

3 of the best ways to learn English

3 of the best ways to learn English

Here are 3 of the best ways to learn English

Want to learn English? Congratulations! Committing to learning English is a big step to make, since most people remain comfortable with the language they grew up speaking. Now that you’re ready to take the next step – actually learning the language – you’re probably wondering, what’s the best way to learn English?

Well, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’ll share with you the 3 of the best ways to learn English (or any language for that matter), where you can go to start learning, and the pros and cons for each option. Before we dig in, let’s first understand how we learn, and not just languages. Read more

11 Surprising Benefits of Learning English

The 11 Surprising Benefits of Learning English

Learning a new language like English is a big deal.

You’re learning a completely new form of communication, and it enables you to communicate with people you never could have before.

But there are benefits to learning a language that you might not have expected when you started the journey. not just learning how to speak English but surprising benefits like increased confidence, being more outgoing, and increased mental clarity.

In this article, we’ll share the 11 surprising benefits you’ll experience when you learn a language like English. Read more

Researching your TEFL course

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3 Key Tips to Choosing a TEFL Course

Teaching English is not as easy as it sounds. You are very often teaching people who don’t understand you and vice versa. That said, it is a richly rewarding profession. You ultimately play a role in your student’s future. So, it is your responsibility to invest in a course that offers you high quality instruction, helps you assess your teaching qualities, enriches your skills and helps you gain experience.

Here are the 3 most important things to consider when looking for a TEFL course: Read more

How to Learn English Faster: 23 Tips for EFL Students

23 Tips to Help you Learn English Faster

English can be a daunting language to learn. It’s full of contradictions and odd rules and pronunciations, its idiosyncrasies are what makes it interesting, but it can be a challenge if you’re new to it – and even if you’re not! This is why we want to offer you some useful tips on how to speed up the process of learning this complex language, so that you’ll be fluent before you know it. Read more

Talent vs Motivation

Is Talent or Motivation More Important for Learning English?

For some people, learning English is easy. They pick up the language quickly and with ease while others struggle along. You may be tempted to think that certain people have a specific language gene or a secret skill that helps them to learn English so easily. But is this true? How much of learning English is based on talent and how much is really about motivation? Read on to find out. Read more

6 Obstacles to Learning English (and how to overcome them)

6 Obstacles to Learning English (and how to overcome them)

Learning English is like anything else in life that you want to achieve – it’s a long and often difficult journey. It’s been found that most people struggle to reach fluency not because of their age, their ability or how much money they have. But it’s because they give up too soon.

If you are learning English you will encounter certain inevitable obstacles during your journey to fluency. We believe that the best way to deal with these challenges is to be prepared for them and face them with the best strategies to overcome them.

So, here are 6 major obstacles you will face and how to overcome them. Read more

6 Secret Tricks to Improve your English

6 Secret Tricks to Improve your English

I have been helping students learn English for many years, and I have come across the same problems again and again. Here are some comments I took note of during the tutorials I recently did with some of my students. Read them and see if you can relate:

“I don’t read in English because I don’t have enough vocabulary.”

“I don’t watch English films because I don’t understand.”

“I don’t write because I don’t need to write in English.” Read more

5 Things You Can Do With a TEFL Certificate and No Degree

5 Things You Can Do With a TEFL Certificate and No Degree

Quite often the first question I am asked is: “Where can I teach and earn a decent salary without a degree?” It is a very difficult question to answer because, what exactly is a decent salary? It varies from person to person. That said, if you want to earn mega bucks you need to teach in the Middle East and for that you do need a degree.

But if you currently don’t hold a university degree, what are your options? Let’s take a look at some ideas of what you can do with a good quality TEFL Certificate and no degree: Read more

10 things you are NOT told about TEFL

10 Things you are not told about TEFL

ONE – TEFL is a real job!  You have to prepare lessons, source interesting material and put together a lesson that will engage and challenge the students and not bore them to tears. This is just the tip of the iceberg.

TWO – You actually need to know the grammar too, so you have to study! Do you know what the Zero Conditional is or can you recognise a Relative Clause? Very often students know more than you so you need to know your stuff. You need to be an expert at what you are teaching in that moment, Think about it. If you pay to do a course, don’t you expect your teacher to know what he/she is talking about? Read more

Living Abroad Makes You More Creative

A Top Psychologist Told Us Why People Who Work Abroad Are More Creative

 If you want to be more creative, work far from your hometown.

Like on the other side of the world.

According to Adam Grant, a University of Pennsylvania psychologist and author of the new book “Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World”, working abroad has startling effects for creativity. Read more

5 Fun Ways to Maintain Your English

Here are five simple ways to help you maintain your English. And they are a lot of fun too!

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If you are meeting people who speak your language, invite a few who don’t speak it. That way you will be forced to speak a common language… ENGLISH!

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8 of the Best Places to Teach English Overseas

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Every year, tens of thousands of people go overseas and teach English. Young and old, they go for many reasons: to learn about a new culture, make some money to travel, seek adventure, or just experience something new.

The time I spent teaching English in Asia was life changing. In Thailand and Taiwan, I learned that I could make friends and start a life in a strange place, as well as adapt and thrive in a different culture. It gave me a confidence that nothing else before it had.

Yet with seemingly millions of places to teach, where are the best places to go? What countries provide the best experience, pay, or benefits? Here’s my list of where to score a fun, rewarding, and well-paying job teaching English overseas:

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Guided Self Study

GUIDED GOALS GROW

We acknowledge that learner needs vary and everyone absorbs at different paces.

Guided Self-Study takes individual’s needs and employs various strategies to give each student the necessary tools to get the maximum benefit out of their course. Whatever area of English they need to improve – whether it’s pronunciation, grammar or reading – goals are set and tasks based on those are assigned to them. And to support the learning process students also get a tutor, one of our experienced teachers to guide help them progress. Read more