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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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6 Questions You Should Be Asking About LGBT+ Inclusivity In ELT Materials

This article will examine how the vast majority of current ELT materials serve to perpetuate heterosexual norms, ignoring the social reality and leading to the exclusion of LGBT+ students and teachers.  It will suggest ways in which you can make … Continue reading

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