By Michael Williams | 14 November 2014

How could writing a diary help you? Do you need to practice tenses, linking words, using new vocabulary? How about articles, prepositions, adverbs, adjectives, punctuation? Paragraphs? Of course...

By David Abbott | 16 October 2014

I am English, so I think I can say this without sounding rude; our language is often mad. Take sporting terms for example. Our language is littered with idiomatic terms which are derived from...

By David Abbott | 06 October 2014

Following the last blog about why grammar matters, here are a few links to useful sites discussing grammar issues: http://dailygrammarlessons.blogspot.co.uk/ This site has a useful list of...

By David Abbott | 29 September 2014

It is easy for students and language learners to say that they dislike grammar. As someone who is soon to grapple with CELTA training however, I have mixed feelings about this topic....

By David Abbott | 22 September 2014

These two abbreviations are used in references and if you are like me, you will probably find them rather annoying. In my searches on the internet, I have to say, many sources don’t seem...

By Kenneth O'Connor | 15 September 2014

My biggest surprise this week was to learn that the famous Fantasia on British Sea-Songs was written by the founder of the Proms himself, Henry Wood . Added to this was the surprise of making...

By David Abbott | 02 September 2014

Here is some more excellent advice from James Hayton, who I have written about previously. Having trouble with your tutor or supervisor? Well, don’t worry, you are not alone. Now,...

By Kenneth O'Connor | 29 August 2014

The most surprising pleasure I gained this week from the Proms was not through massive orchestration but rather a more intimate performance.  We were treated to Prokofiev and Schubert...

By David Abbott | 25 August 2014

I said in my last posting that I would try to find some examples of good conclusions . Well, easier said than done, but here I will discuss one example I found from my own reading list. If you...

By Kenneth O'Connor | 18 August 2014

This week we were treated to a splendid amount of religious music, sending up praise and wonder not only to gods but also of nature herself. On Thursday we heard Brahms’ 2nd piano...

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