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Developing Your English through Personal Everyday Interactions

July 19, 2018 by in category English Proficiency Test tagged as , ,

English is a universal language as it is widely spoken, written and broadcast by people, media and organisations across the globe. Millions of people speak English as their first language, while others communicate with English as a second or third spoken language. For people whose primary language is non-English, being proficient with the English language […]

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Formative Years and the English Accent

July 19, 2018 by in category General English tagged as , ,

Being curious beings, children often ask their parents profound questions when they encounter something new and different. When they hear a new word or a new pronunciation of a word, they often ask questions such as: “Why do my classmates say the word ‘dad’ or ‘mum’ differently from how I say it?” or “Why do […]

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9/10 Average for our Teachers at EE!

July 2, 2018 by in category ELICOS, Study in Melbourne, Teaching, Uncategorized

To ensure our teachers are the best they can be, every 5 weeks at Explore English we have a Teacher Feedback Survey. By conducting the teacher surveys, we can identify which teachers are performing and who may require extra support.  The survey also assists in identifying the following by allowing students to rate teachers form […]

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Cooks’ Cottage – Brick by Brick

April 16, 2018 by in category Uncategorized

Cooks’ Cottage is a beautiful building set in the picturesque Fitzroy Gardens to commemorate the voyages of Captain James Cook, discoverer of Australia.   The Great Ayton family cottage is the only concrete historical link we have with Captain Cook’s origins and gives visitors an idea of life in the 1700’s. In 1933, the last […]

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10 Health Benefits of Yoga

April 5, 2018 by in category Uncategorized

Helps you focus – Studies have found that regular yoga practice improves coordination, reaction time, memory, and even IQ scores.   Strengthens your muscles – Strong muscles do more than look good. They also protect us from conditions like arthritis and back pain, and help prevent falls in elderly people.   Betters your balance – Regularly […]

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The Amazing Advantages of Art

March 26, 2018 by in category ELICOS, Life in Melbourne, Stress, Study in Melbourne, Uncategorized

Painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, crafts, design, photography – there are so many types of visual arts to explore and try! By practicing art, you can not only have fun and get creative, but it can also help you process emotions and feelings that you are struggling with. It is this idea of self-exploration that can often lead […]

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For Readers: The Melbourne Writers Festival

August 30, 2016 by in category General English, Life in Melbourne, Study in Australia, Study in Melbourne tagged as , , , , , , ,

By Joseph DeMarini My students often ask me, “How can I improve my writing?” It’s a great question, and also one that has an unsatisfying answer; without an editor or native English speaker, it can be difficult for even high-level ESL students to self-correct and edit their writing with absolute accuracy. Unlike with speaking, a [...]

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