Frank McCourt teaches English

One of my biggest pet peeves with educators is the idea that if you’re going to be a teacher, you need to be as boring and neutral as

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Conversation with an EFL Student … English minimal pairs

Student: Pardon me for just one minute, Daniel. I’m going to take a shit… (searches for word) Me: (Incredulous laughter.) Student: From the printer. (Exit.) Me: (Incredulous laughter.)

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The Scourge of Bilingualism

Years ago, here in Spain, parents and the educational establishment believed that teaching languages to children would make them mentally retarded. A child would never learn to speak

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6 Claves Para Aprender Inglés – my most successful book ever

A lot of people come to my various websites trying to find “pirate” copies of my books. I know from Google Analytics what keywords people use to get

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27 Phrasal Verbs Que Debes Conocer (Segunda Edición)

My first book about ESL is out on Amazon Kindle, iBooks and other places. 27 Phrasal Verbs Que Debes Conocer is a bilingual book that helps intermediate level students

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Conversation in the Language School

Nothing’s more irritating than somebody who doesn’t speak English trying to teach me English. Student A: I’m studying a Master’s degree in VAWlin. Me: In what? Student A: A Master’s degree.

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Teaching for Dropouts

I became a teacher when I was 21. Newly arrived in Europe and just (dropped) out of college. My new boss gave me a textbook and said good

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