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6 top tips to set high expectations!

Do you need to challenge, motivate and inspire your students? Here are 6 top tips to set high expectations!     1. R-E-S-P-E-C-T You have values, so should your students! Model positive behaviour, DO NOT! I REPEAT… DO NOT TOLERATE BAD … Continue reading

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3 ways to help students improve their spelling

  Word bank Think of it as collecting ‘money’ that will enrich their vocabulary. A word bank at the back of their exercise books of new words they discover throughout your lessons, is a good way to check up on … Continue reading

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The two types of essay: inductive and deductive

There are two major intellectual processes that usually go on in most essays: deductive and inductive reasoning. Deductive reasoning starts with making general points, formulating a generalized argument and then looking at the particular. For example, if you were writing … Continue reading

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8 things English teachers should know about the Enlightenment

No one is quite sure when the Enlightenment Period begins and ends. Some French historians argue that it happened between 1715-1789, when the French Revolution started. Other commentators believe it began in the 1620s with the emergence of the scientific revolution … Continue reading

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Feature spotting

Questions What is feature spotting? Why is it flagged up as a problem in numerous examiners’ reports and amongst English teachers generally? Definition Feature-spotting is when student isolate a technique, a feature, such as alliteration, but then do not explore … Continue reading

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The Bible: 5 key points English teachers should be aware of.

Questions Why do you need to know about the Bible to be an effective English teacher? Surely, it’s a religious text? It is also possibly the most influential literary text ever written. Until comparatively recently, the Bible influenced every English … Continue reading

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Welcome to the site!

Welcome to the A2Z of English Teaching. This site aims to present the knowledge and skills required to teach English in an accessible and concise way. It believes that English teachers should: Listen carefully Have high expectations of themselves and … Continue reading

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Alliteration

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