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English Conversation Class

Every Thursday evening, from 6pm until 7pm, I teach a classroom of Timorese students how to exaggerate.

For the last few months, I’ve been tutoring at the English Conversation Class run nightly at the National University of Timor Lorosae. 526 more words

Timor-Leste

Learn from the best student about his journey at TALK Academy

Good afternoon, everyone! My name is Jun.

Did I expect to be the best student?

Well, I never expected to be the best student because I’m not a good speaker. 338 more words

Student Testimonials

Simple Games for Teaching Vocabulary

Here are some games you can use for practising and revising a set of vocabulary with pictures. I have included a demonstration set but these games could be used with any lexical set with slight modifications.

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Teaching

Easily Confused Words: Poplar vs. Popular

Poplar and popular are easily confused words.

The spell-check application of most word processing software programs would not catch a slip-up of these two words. Spell-check is looking for words that aren’t in its dictionary, and words that resemble words in its dictionary, but are possibly spelled wrong. 224 more words

Easily Confused Words

Speed Work in the Reading Classroom

Yesterday, I went on a beautiful fall walk with a friend who happens to be a personal trainer. I told her I like to jog slowly. 1,013 more words

ELT

Why Do You Want to Learn a New Language?

I’ve been teaching private English classes in Santiago de Chile for the past month and a half (more to come on that later). With all my new students, I start with the same question: “What is your motivation for learning English?” This has led me to start asking myself (with all the effort I’ve been pouring into a skill that does not come easily for me): “Why am I trying so hard to learn Spanish?” 691 more words

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