Thursday, May 23rd, 2013
Spelling decision time! What do you do when there are acceptable variants of the same word? Business English teachers, especially, need to consider which spelling they should use.
Teaching grammar doesn’t have to be boring or impossible. Our editor Tanya tackles some of the tough questions and invites you to share your ideas too.
Thursday, May 16th, 2013
Mistakes with parallel structure are all too easy to make. Refresh your memory on the rules for using parallel structure, and teach your students how to use the common expressions not only…but also, either…or, neither…nor, and both…and.
Thursday, April 25th, 2013
Reflexive pronouns have more than one use, which can get tricky for students. There are distinctions in the usage and sentence positions between general reflexive pronouns and intensive reflexive pronouns. Read on to find out how to teach these pronouns clearly and easily!
Thursday, March 28th, 2013
Don’t be fooled…is it April Fools’ Day or April Fool’s Day? And what do you yell out after pulling a prank: April fool, April Fool, April fool’s, or April Fool’s? Figure out the answers before your students ask the questions!
Thursday, March 14th, 2013
Presenting all four conditional patterns at once is a great way for students to keep them all straight. This method is successful for all intermediate and advanced learners, and is especially useful for TOEIC (or similar tests with a grammar component) students.
Thursday, March 7th, 2013
Adjective order is something that native English speakers take for granted, but students learning English need to be taught the order in which multiple adjectives appear. Comma use with multiple adjectives is something that can baffle native speakers and English learners alike. Read on to sort out the rules once and for all!
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