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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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Most Common Phrasal Verbs

April 26, 2016 by in category General English, Learning English, Study English tagged as , , , , , ,

In English, like bread and butter or tea and biscuits; a sentence using phrasal words really does make the world go around. You may not have noticed that you’re actually using them, most of the time – because a phrasal verb is a combination of a verb + adverb or a verb + preposition, mostly [...]

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World English Language Day

April 20, 2016 by in category General English, Learning English, Study English tagged as , , , , ,

How apt to begin a blog of the language we promote, than to refer to probably the most famous English poet of them all, William Shakespeare; to guide us into thoughts about this day of vernacular celebration. For it was Shakespeare who changed the way modern English has become, with its many ways of expressing [...]

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How a General English Class Should Be

April 5, 2016 by in category General English, Learning English, Study English, Study in Australia, Study in Melbourne tagged as , , , ,

Routine Each student should know what to expect from their text books and the way that the class is managed by the teacher. This way, there should be a comfortable, but professional relationship between learner and educator. If a student knows what they are learning at a steady pace, they can ask for support, where [...]

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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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Why Grammar and Punctuation is Important

March 2, 2016 by in category English is Fun, Learning English, Study English tagged as , , ,

 “Hi im glad your coming today cos their isnt any room tmrw.”   What you see above may not seem really important or notable if you are learning English. However, if you are learning English and are starting to understand the technical sides of grammar and punctuation – you may be confused that first-language English [...]

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The Importance of Learning in an International Environment

March 2, 2016 by in category Learning English, Study English, Study in Australia, Study in Melbourne tagged as , , , ,

From Early Years pupils starting their first modern multinational class learning environments to mature student refugees who have travelled to different countries for the first time under completely different circumstances – it could be said that a mixed, multicultural backdrop for education is the way forward in so many ways.   While the modern world’s [...]

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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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What is English for Academic Purposes?

February 19, 2016 by in category Learning English, Study English, Study in Australia, Study in Melbourne tagged as , , , , ,

There are many reasons why international students study English. The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course is geared for any student who wishes to study in an English speaking country. This course will allow you to not only to be considered fluent in English, but also to understand complex scientific documents, write essays and make [...]

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