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Referencing Skills

Referencing Skills

WRITING / Reference Verbs / Reference List / Referencing  In-Text Referencing Terms & Conditions of Use When you use information from a text, you have to acknowledge it / state who said it.   Why? It’s not your idea, so you must give credit to the writer of the...
Verb Patterns Blog

Verb Patterns Blog

GRAMMAR / Verb Patterns Academic Verb Patterns Terms & Conditions of Use  What are verb patterns? A verb pattern is when one verb follows another in a single clause. The former verb dictates how the latter verb will be used. There are five main verb patterns in...
Teaching English online

Teaching English online

If you are an English tutor, you’re probably teaching English online at the moment. This blog offers some handy tips & tricks based around using video-conferencing software and document sharing apps. Technical Specifications So, let’s begin with the specs. There...
Turnitin Quickmarks

Turnitin Quickmarks

QUICKMARKS for Academic English Teachers Terms & Conditions of Use What are QuickMarks?.  QuickMarks are a set of commonly used marking terms that can be used to help mark assignments. •Turnitin provides a few default marking sets (e.g. Commonly used, Formatting...
One-sided Argument Essays

One-sided Argument Essays

AEUK One-Sided Argument (persuasive) Essays Terms & Conditions of Use Argument essays on a variety of topics. These essays use  block & point-by-point structure, they are 500-700 words long & they are divided into four paragraphs with clear counter...
Happiness Lesson

Happiness Lesson

Academic Happiness Lesson Understanding Happiness Terms & Conditions of Use What is this lesson about? This ‘happiness’ lesson book includes 6-10 hours of content: Exploring the topic and linking personal experience. Creating and writing a definition. Analysing...
Paragraph Analysis

Paragraph Analysis

 Academic Paragraphing Terms & Conditions of Use Basic Paragraph Structure A basic paragraph should consist of four key parts. 1) Topic Sentence (sometimes called a paragraph leader). 2) Development (a detailed explanation of the topic. 3) Example (this can be...
Teaching online

Teaching online

The best ‘free’ video-conferencing software for 2020 This post was written by J.Greenwood (2020) With the Covid-19 pandemic currently impacting educational institutions across the globe, many teachers are being tasked with delivering classes online. This...
Introduction to Academic Word List

Introduction to Academic Word List

Introduction to the Academic Word List [AWL] Lesson A really nice lesson to introduce students to the Academic Word List. It is divided into four individual lessons so that teachers can focus on one sublist each week. Each lesson includes a synonym matching activity...
Academic Teacher Quizlet

Academic Teacher Quizlet

QUIZLET for Academic Teachers Terms & Conditions of Use What is Quizlet? Quizlet is one of the biggest vocabulary and flashcard learning websites on the net. It has flashcards and vocabulary sets for a wide-range of subjects. At its most basic, Quizlet provides...
Video games

Video games

Video Games – EAP Lessons Terms & Conditions of Use The impact of video games on health This ‘video games’ lesson book includes 6-10 hours of content: Exploring the topic and linking personal experience. Discussing pros and cons of gaming....
Noise Pollution

Noise Pollution

Noise Pollution – EAP Lessons Terms & Conditions of Use Noise Pollution This ‘Noise Pollution’ lesson book include 6-10 hours of content: Exploring the topic and linking personal experience. Creating and writing a definition. Reading a 800-word...
Week 1

Week 1

Lesson ideas for Week 1 on an EAP Course Terms & Conditions of Use What is this blog / lesson about? This blog / webpage provides a number of resources suitable for the first week on an EAP course (Presessional, Foundation, or University English study courses). It...
Academic Plagiarism

Academic Plagiarism

Academic Plagiarism: the use of custom Essay writing services Terms & Conditions of Use What is this blog / lesson about? This lesson explores how academic plagiarism has changed over the last few years with students using custom essay writing services. These...
The Gig Economy

The Gig Economy

 The Gig Economy – EAP Lessons Terms & Conditions of Use 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...
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...