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What is the CEFR?

What is the CEFR?

As a language learner or teacher you may have heard of Common European Framework of Reference or CEFR, but what is it and why does it matter for English language learners? It’s actually pretty simple. Different learners have different levels Read more…


The /n/ Sound

The /n/ Sound

Hi there. This is the /n/ sound, as in the word “and” in and not. This is a sound from the Single Consonants group. The /n/ sound is called the “alveolar nasal,” which means that you put your tongue against Read more…


Shaping the Way We Teach English: Module 01, Contextualizing Language

Shaping the Way We Teach English: Module 01, Contextualizing Language

CONTEXTUALIZATION IS THE MEANINGFUL USE OF LANGUAGE FOR REAL COMMUNICATIVE PURPOSES. IT HELPS STUDENTS UNDERSTAND HOW LANGUAGE USERS CONSTRUCT LANGUAGE IN A GIVEN CONTEXT. TEACHERS CAN CONTEXTUALIZE LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION BY ORGANIZING THE CONTENT OF THE LANGUAGE CURRICULUM ACCORDING TO THEMES Read more…


Learn English – 12 ways to say ‘GO AWAY!’ (1) Language, speaking & conversation practice full course

Learn English – 12 ways to say ‘GO AWAY!’ (1) Language, speaking & conversation practice full course

A very good afternoon to students. Here we are once again. My name is ZakWashington and I am going to teach you more English. Welcome to England. Now please: Go away! Yes. That’s what we’re looking at today: different ways Read more…


Pronunciation is Physical: Diphthongs

Pronunciation is Physical: Diphthongs

Hi there, this is a quick video to look at the diphthong sounds. I am Colin Munro and this is the English Language Club. Remember pronunciation is physical and the important thing to remember with the diphthongs is that they Read more…


Quick Interactive Language Screener Animated Introduction Video

Quick Interactive Language Screener Animated Introduction Video

What happens when children struggle with early language skills? The research is clear. Language skills are strongly connected to a child’s school readiness and academic success. So when preschool children have smaller vocabularies than their peers, they’re more likely to Read more…