English as a Foreign Language

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Trying to Make Sense of the English Language

For many reasons (most of them too ugly to go into here), English is a pretty tough language to learn. If you're a native speaker of English, you're probably familiar with the idiosyncrasies that make [more…]

Practising Your ABCs

When you’re learning English as a foreign language, print out and keep this alphabet handy. We include a pronunciation guide to help you say the English letters correctly. [more…]

Counting in English

Counting in English, when English isn’t your native language, is easy to learn with this useful Cheat Sheet and pronunciation guide. Use this Cheat Sheet to practise telephone numbers, currency and people’s [more…]

Practising Greetings and Questions in English

When you’re learning English as a foreign language, practise these greetings and questions to sound like a British native in no time. Remember to tailor your greetings – whether formal or informal – depending [more…]

Days of the Week and Months of the Year in English

Want to learn the days of the week and the months of the year in English? Keep this Cheat Sheet handy and use the pronunciation guide to practice. [more…]

Learning English as a Foreign Language Cheat Sheet

Use these helpful resources to help you speak English quickly and fluently. Build your confidence by saying the days of the week, months of the year and numbers, as well as practising common greetings [more…]

Lesson Planning Checklist for Teaching English

No matter what country you are teaching in, use this handy checklist to make sure that you’re really prepared for each lesson when you’re teaching English as a foreign language. [more…]

Presenting Grammar in English Lessons

When you teach English as a foreign language, you can show what the grammar actually looks like when, for example, you manipulate verb tenses in different ways. Here are some examples: [more…]

Marking Students' Written Work with Correction Codes

Most teachers use a correction code when they mark written work so that the student can do some self-correction. You can devise your own symbols but this table shows some possibilities. [more…]

Good Classroom Practice for Teaching English as Foreign Language

Here are some general points of good practice that you’ll find helpful in almost all situations when you are teaching English as a foreign language: [more…]

TEFL For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Teaching English as a foreign language is an exciting and challenging experience — whether you're instructing students based in the UK or elsewhere. Here you will find words of wisdom on everything from [more…]

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