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Develop better strategies to tackle English teaching challenges

Every English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher knows the importance of constantly adapting to their students’ needs. Many times, this means dealing with a variety of problems in the classroom, many of which are all too common occurrences. A good ESL teacher must be able to recognise these...

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:31pm

School-based mentors to undergo intensive English course

Over 500 school-based mentors are set to undergo an intensive English course training starting early next month, a course that will be facilitated through the Building Learning Foundation (BLF) programme. According to officials, this training is the second phase of the three-year £25.3...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 9:41am

Tongue twisters for family fun

Round and round the rugged rock the ragged rascal ran. I saw a saw that could out saw any other saw I ever saw. A big bug bit the little beetle but the little beetle bit the big bug back. A sailor went to sea To see, what he could see. And all he could see Was sea, sea, sea. Six slippery snails...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 12:05am

Discover the meaning of words with ‘vert/ vers’

Over 60 per cent of all English words are of Greek or Latin origin. In the vocabulary of sciences and technology, the figure of words originating from Greek or Latin rises to over 90 per cent. This means many English words have root words, prefixes, infixes or suffixes with Latin or Greek origin,...

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 8:14pm

Can you try these tongue twisters?

You know New York, you need New York, you know you need unique New York. I saw a kitten eating chicken in the kitchen. If a dog chews shoes, whose shoes does he choose? I thought I thought of thinking of thanking you. I wish to wash my Irish wristwatch. Near an ear, a nearer ear, a nearly...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 10:11pm

Discover the meaning of words with ‘grat’

You can finally become a dictionary yourself without necessarily cramming the meaning of every word. There are many ways of getting the meaning of a word, and one of them is studying the group of letters that make that word (prefixes, infixes and suffixes). Compare the word with other words that...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 7:57pm

Discover the meaning of words with jud, jus or jur

About 1.5 billion people speak English, that’s 20 per cent of the earth’s population, of which only about 360 million people use it as their first language. The biggest number, (over a billion), of English speakers just learnt it from others, mostly in school, making it the most...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 8:34pm

How well do you know old English?

As English learners, we’re expected to be informed because most of the world’s important information is mainly available in the English language. One of the obstacles of exploring English literature is the use of the English that is no longer used. Do not be limited to information...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 9:45pm

Learn it right: The use of re- and again

You have heard or you will hear some people say that English was born in the United Kingdom, brought up in the United States, fell ill in Africa and died in Asia. That is generally to say; English speakers in Africa and Asia are not as accurate as those in the UK or USA. It is not necessarily...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 11:24pm

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