A Short Guide to Acronyms in ELT

Acronyms in ELT

Acronyms in ELT: What they mean and where and how they are used.  Like any profession or field, the teaching of English has evolved and developed a whole range of […]

4 Resources to Teach the Four Skills Online

4 skills

2020 was a year of profound reckoning for all teachers.  Language teachers have been set the formidable task of teaching all of the four skills of: listening, speaking, reading and […]

Which English Test is Best for You?

ENGLISH TEST

I sometimes tease my students by saying, “Do you TOIEC?” or “Do you TOEFL?” since those are apparently the most popular of the commercial English tests available here in Korea […]

How to Teach IELTS Writing Online

How to Teach IELTS Writing Online

Five years ago, I was teaching IELTS Writing for the British Council in Vietnam. I started to put my lessons online so that students who missed the class could access […]

The Great Brexit Balls Up for ELT

Brexit

Across the UK, English schools are standing empty, and teachers are being made redundant in increasing numbers.  Host families are genuinely worried about keeping up with their mortgages, and many […]

The Gaming of the IELTS Test

The Gaming of the IELTS Test

by David Buckley For the last 20 years, there has been a sharp rise in the number of Chinese students taking the IELTS test every year. Last year alone, half […]

To Collocate or not to Collocate?

To Collocate or not to Collocate?

By Kiki Xynta My Experience When I was invited to write the article for this magazine, I thought it would be a great opportunity to offer some of the experience […]

The Incomplete A – Z of EFL: P-T

The Incomplete A – Z of EFL: P-T

  By Allistair Elliott P is for parents (actually, mothers). Can we please have some EFL training courses for parents. Whilst it is often a pleasure to teach their children, […]