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Teaching Phrasal Verbs - A Global Approach, by Rita BakerHave you read the most recent issue of EFL Magazine? This article, by Rita Baker, is both scholarly and practical. In it, Rita explains the origins of English phrasal verbs, how th...
Switching Between Languages Pays Off for Bilingual Toddlers"Proficient bilingual toddlers enjoy greater cognitive benefits that their monolingual peers", a new study reports. They quickly acquire the ability to switch back and forth, not ...
5 Steps to Improve Pronunciation Fluency / EFL MagazineTeaching English pronunciation and intonation is a challenging job. And learning it is even harder. Part of the problem is that we are born with our first language intonation alrea...
Pronunciation of Brand Names and AcronymsI just discovered something wonderful! The National Library Service of the U.S., which began in 1931, has a website, of course, and one of the resources they offer is a pronunciati...
Use Minimal Pairs for English Pronunciation What are "minimal pairs"?Two words that have only one sound different between them, but it's a sound that changes the meaning.  Here are some examples of important "minima...
A Discussion of Strong and Weak FormsAngle Heart, a Facebook Page fan, requested more information about  strong and weak forms.  This is so easy to teach in person, and so hard to write about, because strong and wea...
Sounds of Speech Pronunciation WebsiteLooking for help with the pronunciation of English, German or Spanish? Check out Sounds of Speech. It's one of my favorite tools for teaching American English pronunciation.  Yo...

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