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Why English is a difficult language to learn


There are many idiosyncrasies that make English spelling, and the English language in general, appear rather arbitrary and illogical (even though a good number of them make some sense from an historical perspective). Take, for instance, the way that the first vowel sound…

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What makes an effective teacher?

effective teacher

What makes an effective teacher? Can an effective teacher really be summarised through a few bullet points? A number of research reports have been published which discuss the ‘composition’ of an effective teacher. What does effective mean? Effective can quite simply be defined…

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The History of the Calculator

history of the calculator

This history of the calculator gioes backj a long way. The decimal numbering system is based on the number ten because the earliest calculating devices were the ten fingers found on the human body. As human intelligence developed, calculators evolved to incorporate pebbles and sticks. In fact,…

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Is Zero a Number? What do you think?

is zero a number

Is zero a number? Many people feel that it isn’t really a proper number; not like one, two or three. It’s just nothing. A group of trainees was given a table showing the numbers of children in a class with birthdays in each…

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Creating a personal connection with your students

Student Teacher

A personal connection with your students means finding ways to create an atmosphere of trust, so that students want to learn what we have to share. Here are a few ways to develop a personal connection with your students: Collect personal index cards.…

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Develop your baby’s intelligence through games

develop baby intelligence games

Your baby is born with a brain that contains all the elements of human intelligence. What he needs is help in developing this intelligence. New born babies recognise their mother’s voice but find it hard to focus their eyes or make much sense of the world in…

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