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Learning an American Pronunciation? Three Tips For You

If you are learning an American pronunciation, there are a lot of things you can do to speed up your learning process. It’s likely that you are already fluent in English, but you feel that your pronunciation is a problem for you – when for example some people can’t understand you or you want to be understood better. Here are three tips to help you improve your pronunciation.
1. Exposure
If you live in North America, that’s great. You have a lot of opportunities to work on your pronunciation. Talk with as many people as you can. If you don’t live in North America, you should watch as many American movies as you can. Pay close attention …

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AccelanTech Launched Autumn Programme to Teach Accelerated Technical English Around the World

Accelerated technical English language provider AccelanTech (http://www.accelantech.com) announced today its launch of Autumn programmes in China, Eastern Europe and the Middle East with a brand developed by top interactive marketing agency Optimize Interactive (http://www.optimize-interactive.com)
AccelanTech is an innovative language school teaching technical English through accelerated courses for the aviation, I.T. and business communities. Courses are currently conducted at the University of Luxembourg and online using Google Wave technology at universities in China and Ukraine.
Optimize Interactive developed the brand from the logo upwards so AccelanTech could continue building in the Middle East, Eastern European and Chinese markets, where there is intense demand in specialized fields like aviation English as pilots and air traffic controllers want to improve …

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Top 6 TEFL Destinations

If you’ve got an internationally recognised TEFL certificate tucked in your back pocket, there’s a whole world of opportunity out there. But how do you decide where to go first? Here are our top tips for TEFL destinations:
1. Teach in China
Did you know that there are more people learning English in China than the entire population of the United States? That adds up to a massive demand for teachers, so certified TEFLers (that’ll be you soon!) are welcomed with open arms! Plus, with delicious food, fascinating culture and loads of places to explore at the weekend, China is certainly the TEFL destination to beat!
Want to head out there yourself? On i-to-i’s Teach in China Internship, …

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Why Is Understanding The English So Difficult?

You have been a good student of English as a foreign language. You’ve worked hard and studied English since you were at school. You have taken courses and passed lots of important English language exams; Cambridge First Certificate and even the advanced level CAE. However, one thing still gets you: as soon as you meet some native English speakers from the UK or the States and they all get talking together, you are totally lost! Why did I spend so much money on English classes when I still can’t follow the Brits and the Yanks? Don’t dispair! There are some simple and specific reasons for this and plenty of things that you can work on …

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Improve Your CV and See the World

Teaching English as a Foreign Language after graduation can improve your job prospects and give you loads of transferable skills that are in demand in the domestic jobs market. So, even if you’re not thinking of teaching as a long-term career, spending time teaching abroad can be really beneficial to your future career.
Improve your communication skills
When you teach abroad you’ll spend much of your time standing in front of a class or preparing lessons. This will improve your communication skills and your confidence in presenting to a group, both of which are really useful in all forms of business. And because you’ll probably be teaching in a non-English speaking country, you’ll also learn to communicate …

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