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Language Tips from St Giles Eastbourne

March 31, 2014 by St Giles

Tips for Practising Pronunciation Outside the Classroom In English we use sounds which you might not use in your language so these sounds might be difficult for you to produce. For example, the /f/ sound. Your mouth has many muscles which you use to produce sounds with your teeth, tongue and lips. Here are some… Read More »

Our Teachers

March 14, 2014 by St Giles

At St. Giles Vancouver, two of our fantastic teachers have been awarded “Teacher of the Year” and “Peer of the Year.” Our Director of Studies, Vern, recently asked them about how they became teachers. These are their stories: Corinne (Peer of the Year): “I fell into teaching. I was working in Social Services and felt… Read More »

Language Tips

March 13, 2014 by St Giles

Polite language Often, we might feel it is too rude or “honest” to say some things. For example, if someone died, we may say someone “passed away”. Somehow it seems to soften the news. We call this language euphemisms. Here are some examples of euphemisms followed by direct speech that may cause offense: She is… Read More »

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