Category Archives: Professional Development

Teaching Japanese learners

“Do not try to light the fire when drinking rum” Japanese learners. This blog post looks at difficulties Japanese learners tend to have — and are perceived to have — when learning English, what this difficulty might be a result … Continue reading

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Using authentic written texts quickly and easily (And how to adapt them with B.A.T.S.)

In planning their lessons, most teachers will find themselves wanting to utilise authentic texts in class at some inevitable point – whether it be for the sake of language, or a wish to branch out from the usual, textbook-prescribed set … Continue reading

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3 Common Pronunciation Difficulties for Spanish Speakers… …and How to Overcome them

A significant proportion of English language learners come from Spanish-speaking countries: they totalled approximately 10% of the total number of students at SGI last year, with the vast majority coming from Spain and Argentina.

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