Category Archives: False friends

An A to Z of Korean English (Konglish) expressions

UPDATE: List now much expanded and polished up, including more listing of when it is the same in other languages. I’ve also since done a list of common errors for Korean speakers, worksheets for Koreans that deal with some of … Continue reading

Posted in English as an International Language/ Lingua Franca, Error correction, False friends, Konglish, Linguistics, applied linguistics and SLA, Teaching English in Asia, Teaching English in Japan, Teaching English in Korea, TEFL, TESOL, Vocabulary | Tagged | 50 Comments

Teaching English in Japan- Sources Part One

The books all teachers in Japan should read Part One- The best books about Japanese language and education I’m sitting here mourning over the 100 or so books about Japan that I will be leaving on the school bookshelves rather … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural differences/ cultural training, Delta Publishing, ELT publishing, English Teachers in Japan, False friends, links, Pearson Longman, pre-school/ kindergarten/ very young learners, Teacher training, Teaching English in Asia, Teaching English in Japan, Teaching young learners, TEFL, TEFL workshops | Leave a comment

New TEFL Articles and Worksheets April 2008

Hopefully it’s just Mayday bank holiday rather than my lack of effort TEFLtasticwise recently that has seen a sudden drop in my number of views, but if only to make myself feel better I thought I’d give a list of … Continue reading

Posted in Body language in the classroom, Business English and ESP, Cross cultural training in EFL, Cultural differences/ cultural training, Difficult sounds, EFL exams, ELT management, Error correction, False friends, Functional language, Grammar, Learner training, Lesson observations, links, Listening, Materials, Medical and pharmaceutical English, Peer observations, Photocopiable worksheets, Problem students, Pronunciation, Reading, Requests, Teaching English Abroad, Teaching English in Japan, TEFL, TEFL games, Travel and tourism, Usingenglish, Vocabulary | 3 Comments

TEFL writing- done and done!

How to make writing fun seems to be a “popular” problem, so here is a list of links I promised someone on the TEFL.net forums: All good TEFLtastic writing fun: Writing games and worksheets Many apologies that most of it … Continue reading

Posted in Alternative teaching techniques, Business English and ESP, EFL exams, Email, Error correction, False friends, IELTS, links, Pairwork and groupwork, Paragraphing, Punctuation, TEFL, TEFL games, Telephoning, TESOL, Travel and tourism, Writing games | Leave a comment

Travel English links

Here are some game-like resources for teenagers and adults who are going to travel and/ or are working in the travel industry: Travel English and Tourism All tried and tested, but feedback still gratefully received

Posted in Compound nouns, Determiners and articles, English for study abroad, False friends, Grammar games, links, Modals, Past continuous, Speaking, Teaching teenagers, TEFL, TEFL games, Travel and tourism | Leave a comment

Coming to you soon from Japan- Cool biz

They avoid using the expression in this IHT article on the Japanese government policy on getting people to dress down for the summer, but I think it is a good opportunity to continue my occassional “Japanese English” series of posts: Japanese … Continue reading

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Speaking Spanish in the English class

I was recently reading a piece on David’s English Teaching World that lay into the endless debate about L1 in the language classroom. I’d never thought about the link to the publishing industry of an English only policy before. In … Continue reading

Posted in ALT, Alternative teaching techniques, Classroom management, False friends, Learner training, links, Teaching English Abroad, Teaching low levels, TEFL, TEFL blogs, Using monolingual dictionaries | 1 Comment