At a school where I used to work some years ago, we had an English only policy. It wasn’t just English only in the lessons, which is one thing, but it was a 100% English only in the building policy. … Continue reading English only please!
Like many of you, I’m sure, I love books about language and it’s oddities, curiosities and weird little habits. I thought I’d share a few examples from my collection here with you, and while I can’t say I’ve read them … Continue reading Books For Language Lovers
Last month at the BRAZ-TESOL conference in Caxias do Sul, I was faced with the kind of decision making process that everyone has when you are at a big event like this – what talks do I see? When faced … Continue reading Relate Or Learn
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…