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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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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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How to maximize your memory

February 26, 2016 by in category Productivity, Study in Melbourne, Time Management tagged as , , ,

When you start learning a language you will sometimes wish that you have better memory skills to help you with the entire process. There are ways that you can actually maximise your memory to help you throughout the rest of your life. They are simple and can easily be done at home, with hardly any [...]

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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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Australian humour – English jokes

February 24, 2016 by in category English is Fun, Learning English, Life in Melbourne tagged as , , , ,

Every country, culture, and language will have its own type of humour. If you are learning a new language, it can be a great way of getting truly immersed in the language and understand all of the finer details. Here are some great Aussie jokes!   Religious Australian Cowboy A devout Australian cowboy lost his favorite Bible while [...]

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In which countries can you teach English with a TESOL certification?

February 23, 2016 by in category Study in Melbourne, Teaching, TESOL tagged as , , , , ,

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (or TESOL) is a sought after certification that allows for increased opportunities to teach English abroad. If you have a TESOL certification, you are likely to be recognised as a specialist teacher and you a will also gain confidence in your abilities to teach English as a second [...]

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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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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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Fun English Learning Games

February 18, 2016 by in category Games, Learning English, Study English, Study in Australia, Study in Melbourne tagged as , , , , ,

Learning a new language can be tough. Sometimes, it takes a lot of time and energy spent studying the language. One way of making it a little more fun, and perhaps easier, is to use learning games! You can find many fun games online or in stores that will help you learn new words and phrases [...]

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