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The Gig Economy

The Gig Economy

 The Gig Economy - EAP Lessons The Gig Economy This blog provides a number of lessons based on the Gig Economy. There is over 6-hours of lesson content here. It starts through a discussion of well-known Gig companies and students internet research a specific gig...

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Teaching EAP at university

Teaching EAP at university

Teaching EAP / what is EAP?  Teaching EAP [English for Academic Purposes] at University What is English for Academic Purposes (EAP)? How can I become an EAP Teacher? What qualifications do I need to be an EAP teacher? Where can I find jobs in EAP? All of these...

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Independent Learning

Independent Learning

Study skills / Independent learning  Independent Learning at University Independent Learning is at the heart of the university experience. It is learning that is done outside of your normal classes of lectures, seminars and tutorials. It is research to expand...

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How to write an academic introduction

How to write an academic introduction

WRITING / Introduction  How to write an academic introduction An introduction is the most important section of an essay. It informs the reader of the context and what is your stance on the subject. It is usually written after the main body and should include a number...

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Academic Dictogloss

Academic Dictogloss

LISTENING  /  Writing / Dictogloss  Dictogloss - classroom dictation A dictogloss is a classroom dictation activity where learners are required to construct a short text (3 sentences) by listening and taking notes, which are then used to reconstruct the text. There...

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AWL Teaching Words

AWL Teaching Words

 Academic Word List [AWL] Teaching Words   A great way to help students develop an understanding of what is considered academic or formal vocabulary is to introduce them to the Academic Word List on a weekly basis. Obviously, it takes time to learn and acquire the...

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Grammar Tense review

Grammar Tense review

SKILLS / Writing / Vocabulary / Grammar Academic Grammar Grammar Tense Review This blog is a lesson on the twelve tenses of English. It includes an easy to understand tense chart of the twelve tenses, their structure and a sample sentence for each tense. The lesson...

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Uncountable Nouns

Uncountable Nouns

Vocabulary / uncountable nouns Uncountable Nouns What is a countable and what is an uncountable noun? This page will discuss what are uncountable nouns, how to make a countable noun countable and practice activities to improve this area of vocabulary. Countable &...

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Black Friday Sale

Black Friday Sale

AEUK Membership  Black Friday Weekend 50% off Membership - Friday 24 to Monday 27 only - FINISHED This is the best way to have 'unlimited' access to all 100+ listening worksheets & PDF Listening books - you have one month (30 days) to download documents and improve...

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Topic Sentence

Topic Sentence

 The Topic Sentence A Topic Sentence is the first sentence of a paragraph. It is sometimes called a 'paragraph leader' or an 'controlling idea'. It is important to write a clear topic sentence so the reader knows what to expect in the paragraph. All key words in the...

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