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Meet Native English Tutor Taryn

October 10, 2015
10 October 2015,
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Tell us a bit about your past experiences teaching English While I don’t have formal ESL classroom experience, during my travels I have taught colleagues in New Zealand, village children in Zambia and friends in France. Tell us more about your education? I have a bachelor of science in communications, and also studied business and journalism at university.   How […]


Meet Native English Tutor Mandy

October 7, 2015
7 October 2015,
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In this blog series of introducing some of our English language tutors, we are featuring Mandy today. Mandy has been part of the Spoken English Practice family since 2009 and has clocked more than 80,000 hours teaching Spoken English to students around the world. Outside of work, Mandy is a world traveller and avid comic book fan. Today she shares some of […]


English Teacher vs. Conversation Partner: Who suits you better?

October 4, 2015
4 October 2015,
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A question that comes up often is whether you should work with a professional English teacher or a Conversation Partner to help you improve English. There are a number of important factors that you consider before making this decision. These factors will impact you differently depending on whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced learner in English. In this […]


Meet Native English Teacher Michael

October 2, 2015
2 October 2015,
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Tell us a bit about your past experiences teaching English.          My parents were refugees to the UK so my early years were spent in a German-speaking household (unfortunately a language I have not kept up). My parents were not initially native speakers so in some ways my brothers and I helped them in mastering English. Since those days a lot […]


10 English Idioms For Advanced English Language Students

September 29, 2015
29 September 2015,
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If you want to go from an intermediate level to an advanced level in English language proficiency, your knowledge of English idioms is critical.   Idioms are a collection of words where the meaning is not clear from the individual words.  Idioms add depth and character to conversation and are reflective of a specific culture, often having historical significance. Today, […]


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