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How to find an English language teacher

How do you find the perfect English language teacher for you? There are so many teachers out there it can be difficult to start, now there is a new service to help you find your English language teacher.

What mothers think about learning English

I asked mothers why they're learning English and what it means to them. The results are very interesting... First of all nearly everyone agreed that speaking was the skill they wanted to improve the most, 69% said this, with pronunciation and vocabulary in second place. Everyone agreed that

Uplifting quotes about learning English

“Do you know what a foreign accent is? It’s a sign of bravery.” – Amy Chua The quote by Amy Chua above stopped me in my tracks when I first heard it. How wonderful and true it is. You are brave, for learning English and then for speaking it. Far braver than those who never learn and never try.

How to teach your children English pronunciation

If you are teaching your children English at home you might wonder about the best way to teach pronunciation. Will your children pick up your accent? Will they sound like a native speaker or not? How will they learn 'th' sounds and how to speak clearly? Here are 6 tips for you about how to teach your children English pronunciation at home

How to raise bilingual children

How do you raise bilingual children? What does it take to make sure your kids can speak two or more languages? If you want to help your kids not just learn English but love English here are 4 tips for you.

The path to English fluency

What steps do you need to take to reach English fluency - here are three things you need to do to get fluent. The road to fluent English might look like climbing a mountain to you. It might look like a range of mountains, not just one, as soon as you conquer one part of English, something else emerges through the mist and you realise there are still more mountains to climb.

How to speak more English

The number one question I am always asked is, how do I get fluent in speaking English? Here are my 5 top practical tips for speaking more English everyday so you get fluent faster.

How to Learn English

How do you learn English - here are four things you should, and four things you shouldn't do if you want to improve your English 1. Don't study We have this image that English learning must be in a classroom, with books with a teacher, or at your desk, with books or maybe through

5 Things I've learnt from Online Teaching

Teaching online lessons in the past three years has been a big learning curve for me, like the rest of the world. I've been running Mums' English Circle for nearly 3 years and had members from 11 different countries. Here are five qualities MEC members have brought together in creating our friendly safe place on the internet. Braveness

How to teach your children English

You've decided that you want to teach your children English, and use more English at home. But what will you actually teach them? Here are 3 things to teach, and 3 things you don't need to bother with 1. Do teach with actions


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I'm Abbie and I'm an English teacher and event organiser. I've been teaching English for over 15 years. I'm British and I live in Japan with my husband two daughters and a lot of crafting supplies.

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