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American Slang: An Introduction

August 19, 2016 by in category ELICOS, General English, Learning English, Study English tagged as , , , , ,

By Joseph DeMarini All languages have slang, but English may have one of the most diverse vocabularies of any in the world, simply because it is spoken in so many countries—from Cockney rhyming slang in the UK to the outback of Australia, there are often words only understood by speakers who grow up around these [...]

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Explore English arrives in Europe

July 5, 2016 by in category ELICOS, Learning English, Study English, Study in Australia, Study in Melbourne tagged as , , , , ,

At Explore English, we all enjoy Italian pasta, Spanish Paella and English Fish & Chips… well, maybe not this last one. But what is sure is that Europe, also known as the Old Continent, is one of the most, if not the most, diverse and culturally rich continents in the world.   In some cases [...]

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My Experience as an English Teacher

April 12, 2016 by in category Career Tips, ELICOS, TESOL tagged as , , , , , , , ,

By Nathan Jones, General English Teacher at Explore English Having English as a second language is incredibly valuable, especially as an English teacher working and teaching away from home soil. From my position, having only spoken Welsh at home until the age of four years of age; then growing up in a world where English [...]

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Linkers that will save your life!

March 10, 2016 by in category ELICOS, English is Fun, Learning English, Study English tagged as , , , , ,

When you have to do a piece of writing – an essay, an argumentation, a summary etc. – it is important to think about who you are writing this to or for! – The reader! Now, here it is important that you keep your audience interested and to ensure that the text is easy to [...]

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Anyone can Become an ESL teacher!

March 1, 2016 by in category Career Tips, ELICOS, English is Fun, Learning English, Uncategorized tagged as , , , , , ,

Becoming an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher requires a few qualifications that are necessary here in Australia. But more importantly, you need a passion for languages and an in-depth understanding of the English language.   Many people think that it is quite difficult to become an ESL teacher and that it requires very [...]

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What is ELICOS?

February 25, 2016 by in category ELICOS, Learning English, Life in Melbourne, Study English, Study in Australia, Study in Melbourne tagged as , , ,

As a student who wants to learn English as a second language, there are many different programs that you can take to do so. It can be a lot to choose from, but if you know just what you are looking for, you can find one that will fit your needs and wants. One of [...]

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ELICOS and University

February 22, 2016 by in category ELICOS, Learning English, Pathways, Study in Melbourne tagged as , , , , ,

When you take a foreign language, it will always look good on your applications for university or college. As a student in a foreign country, you will often be asked for certain certifications when you are applying for university. If you have taken any English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) you will have [...]

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