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WHY STUDY ENGLISH IN THE UK?

The UK is an exciting place to live too, with a rich mix of history, culture, global influences and opportunities to learn and progress in any chosen career.

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IELTS vs. TOEFL: Exam Structures

If you aren’t an English native speaker, you’ll almost always be required to sit an English language proficiency test as part of your application to study abroad at an English-speaking university. The two most accepted English language tests worldwide are the International English Language Test System (IELTS) and Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) tests. Whilst both accurately test your level of English and are widely accepted across over thousands of institutions worldwide, the two tests are different in their approach, structure and teaching criteria, so you should think carefully about which one you’ll choose to sit. Read our guide to the differences between IELTS and TOEFL to help you decide which is best for you.

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TRADITIONAL AND VIRTUAL CLASSROOMS WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?

The question of which teaching methodology is better, traditional or virtual, is always a puzzling one. Traditional classroom teaching methodologies are well-tested, and the environment most of us grew up in, but they have some major limitations. Virtual classrooms, on the other hand, are new and high tech. Yet they’re also pretty experimental. This article offers a comparative study between both teaching methodologies. The goal isn’t to sell you on completely replacing traditional classrooms. We’re not there yet. Instead, it’s to help you make informed decisions on how virtual classrooms offer a creative adjunct to distance and traditional programs.

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The future of eLearning

The best way to look like a fool is to attempt to predict the future. Like those well respected analysts back in the fifties, who said that by 2000 we will all have personal robot assistants and flying cars. That doesn’t mean that predicting the future is impossible ― just hard. Besides, 50 years is probably a few decades too many. In this post we’ll attempt to predict how eLearning will be in 10 years, a much more constrained and manageable task, not to mention far more useful for your business planning.

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Why is online teaching important?

This episode provides a brief overview of how our increasingly digitally networked world is changing the way we communicate and learn. It examines the benefts and challenges of online teaching, and how higher educationis responding and adapting to these changes. We hope to paint a broad picture of the shifting educational landscape and to contextualise the need for the Learning to Teach Online project to help individual teachers play their own part in this.

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