Kieran Donaghy, an English language teacher based in Barcelona, has won the Innovation in Teacher Resources award at the 2013 ELTons. He describes how his business, Film English, has grown from using film in the classroom to help students learn English, to a fully-fledged online enterprise.
The ELTons are the only international awards that celebrate innovation in English language teaching. Before this year's award ceremony on 22 May, which will be live-streamed, we asked three entrepreneurs how they built their own English Language Teaching (ELT) businesses.
English speakers with regional accents are often judged by how they speak, but is this a good thing? Accent and dialect coach Helen Ashton explains.
Natalia Milán teaches English to Uruguayan primary school children via remote videoconference, as part of a new partnership between the British Council and Plan Ceibal to provide opportunities for teachers and students to learn English. She describes what it's like to teach English to a class from the other side of a video screen.
Can you tell a cockney accent from a Geordie one? Regional accents and dialects can be difficult enough for native speakers to understand, but to English language teachers, they present an even greater challenge, explains teacher Jon Green.
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