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  • Writer's pictureGail Morris

Teaching English to Speakers of Different Languages


I have had experience teaching English all over the world to students with many different native languages, so I can easily predict the problems that students will have learning English, even before I meet them.

Here in Israel, there are three main native languages – Hebrew, Arabic and Russian.

1) Hebrew speakers are generally fluent in English but often very inaccurate, especially when it comes to grammar. For example, they often use Progressive instead of Present Simple.

2) Arabic speakers have a tendency to translate more than other language speakers.

This is because Arabic is a very ‘flowery’ language with a rich vocabulary.

3) Russian speakers tend to speak and write quite accurately, but they have huge

problems with articles and quantity (a, an, some, any etc.) as there is no such concept in Russian.

Therefore, you can be confident that, whatever your mother tongue is, I have had plenty of experience with students like you, and will be able to help you to achieve your goals, whether you want to concentrate on General English, Business English or Exam English


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