Do I need a dictionary? And what kind?

There are all kinds of dictionaries available on the market nowadays: monolingual, bilingual, as well as more specialised ones limited to particular lexical segments, such as different dictionaries of technical terms, synonyms, idioms, phrasal verbs etc. I'm often asked by my students, beginners especially, which of those they should buy; and whether they actually need …

Language coaching: a different approach to language teaching

Instead of strictly following a pre-defined syllabus, the content of tuition and the pace of work are determined according to the student's individual needs. Instead of teaching a lot of language theory, the emphasis is on the practical use of language and the development of communicative skills. Instead of working with large groups and doing …