I’m very pleased to introduce you to my first book, now available as an ebook on various platforms. It’s called How Was Your Weekend? 1001 Discussion Questions To Use With Your EFL/ESL Students and I wrote it as a way … Continue reading My New Book – Now Available!
The following list is taken from a teaching guide I saw online a few years ago. “Make clear her part in the process or product on which she works.” “See that her working setup is comfortable, safe and convenient.” “Suggest … Continue reading Women are teachable
Images can be a really effective, low prep way of getting students interested in a subject. All you need to do is show them a picture and get them to discuss their reaction to it. With the right choice of … Continue reading Images As Conversation Starters
Regular readers of this blog, if there any left (!), will have noticed that in the last couple of years it’s been a bit neglected. In fact, in the last 18 months alone there were only three posts and this … Continue reading Back in business…
An occasional series of lesson ideas using songs you’re not likely to hear in a coursebook…
Artist: The Boo Radleys
Song: Wish I Was Skinny
Written by: Carr, Martin, James
Continue reading Songs In the Key Of ELT – Wish I Was Skinny
A few years ago I wrote this cheeky post, reminding teachers that sometimes it’s a good idea to shut up for a while. I’m returning to this idea in a slightly more reflective way due to this post on Brainpickings about the twentieth-century novelist, poet, playwright, and psychiatrist Paul Goodman who examined “the nine types of silence present in life” in his 1972 book Speaking and Language. Continue reading I’ve Heard of TTT vs STT, But What Does That Really Mean?
I saw this list the other day, and I thought it was perfect for adapting for ELT bloggers. So I present, ripe and ready for your Pinterest board… 150 ELT blog post ideas for when you’ve hit writers block Product review – something you use in the classroom which isn’t a book Describe your perfect classroom Describe your perfect student Describe your perfect boss Invite someone to do a guest post (but only if they have a track record or you trust them) Tell us who you are. Who you really are. Top 5 resources A day in your life Or a … Continue reading 150 ELT blog post ideas for when you’ve hit writers block