English Language in Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones Is Back! But What Do Their Accents Mean? For the uninitiated, Game of Thrones is an extremely popular American TV show broadcast on HBO, and for those that haven’t seen it yet: relax—this article is going to be spoiler free. Instead, we’re going to focus on the characters’ diverse array of [...]
My Experience as an English Teacher
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 [...]
The use of technology in class at Explore English
At Explore English, technology in the Classroom is something we take pride in. Our Classrooms are all affixed with huge wall mounted Widescreen Computers that are loaded with course materials, as well as being able to be used for displaying lessons, web pages and playing audio and video content. This week, students had fun [...]
Why English is NOT an Easy Language to Learn
If you have been learning English for some time now, you would have come across some ‘intricacies’ of this language, which can drive people mad. There are several reasons for that. Let’s start with the first one: English is NOT a phonetic language! A phonetic language is a language, where you can look at [...]
Linkers that will save your life!
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 [...]
Sporting Activities to do in Melbourne
There are many great sporting activities to try in Melbourne. Getting involved with sporting activities can be a great way to meet new people and make new friends. It will also keep you fit and healthy. Here are just a few ideas for different sporting activities that you can get involved with in Melbourne; [...]
Australian humour – English jokes
[ish_image image="3272" size="full" align="center" tooltip_color="color1" tooltip_text_color="color3"] 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 [...]
In which countries can you teach English with a TESOL certification?
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 [...]
What is English for Academic Purposes?
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 [...]
What is TESOL?
Teaching English to speakers of other languages or TESOL is the discipline that deals with the teaching and learning of the English language and can also refer to a certificate-level qualification. TESOL is an exciting and dynamic field that is becoming increasingly important as English continues to spread around the world. by Virtual EyeSee (CC [...]