Whose English is it, anyway?

This weekend I had the great pleasure of attending the second ever Innovate ELT conference in Barcelona, Spain, organised and hosted by ELT Jam and Oxford TEFL – and the great pleasure and honour of opening the main day of

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Whose English is it, anyway?

This weekend I had the great pleasure of attending the second ever Innovate ELT conference in Barcelona, Spain, organised and hosted by ELT Jam and Oxford TEFL – and the great pleasure and honour of opening the main day of

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Language and empathy, Part 3: Making choices about language

This is the third and final post in a short series to restart my blogging for another year, and all relate to language learning and empathy. Each of the 3 posts will suggest a new year’s resolution for anybody hoping to develop their connections with

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Language and empathy, Part 3: Making choices about language

This is the third and final post in a short series to restart my blogging for another year, and all relate to language learning and empathy. Each of the 3 posts will suggest a new year’s resolution for anybody hoping to develop their connections with

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ELF: why we can’t teach it

Let’s cut to the chase. We can’t teach it, because there is no “it”. As language learners and teachers are undoubtedly aware, language, its use and its users are complex things. English is no exception. In fact, the term “Englishes”

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ELF: why we can’t teach it

Let’s cut to the chase. We can’t teach it, because there is no “it”. As language learners and teachers are undoubtedly aware, language, its use and its users are complex things. English is no exception. In fact, the term “Englishes”

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IntrovELT: Is CLT fair to introverts? or Why it’s OK to stay in one’s shell

I’ve noticed lately, whether as a student in a group or when observing others’ classes, I often seem to feel myself crying out internally, “just shut up and let me THINK!  can’t we get a minute’s peace, for the love

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IntrovELT: Is CLT fair to introverts? or Why it’s OK to stay in one’s shell

I’ve noticed lately, whether as a student in a group or when observing others’ classes, I often seem to feel myself crying out internally, “just shut up and let me THINK!  can’t we get a minute’s peace, for the love

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New publication: Chapter on ELF and teacher education

I recently wrote a book chapter with my colleague from King’s College London, Martin Dewey – and it’s just been published! It features as Chapter 35, “ELF and Teacher Education”, in this new volume on ELF: The Handbook of English as a Lingua

New publication: Chapter on ELF and teacher education

I recently wrote a book chapter with my colleague from King’s College London, Martin Dewey – and it’s just been published! It features as Chapter 35, “ELF and Teacher Education”, in this new volume on ELF: The Handbook of English as a Lingua

How to share research, Part 4: Live online Q and A

What do you think of when you hear the word “research”? Many people who are not based in a very academic setting (e.g. a university) hear the word “research” and immediately think that it will be boring, dry, confusing, esoteric,

How to share research, Part 4: Live online Q and A

What do you think of when you hear the word “research”? Many people who are not based in a very academic setting (e.g. a university) hear the word “research” and immediately think that it will be boring, dry, confusing, esoteric,

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ELTons nomination for My English Voice

For several years now, I’ve been working with Katy Simpson on ELF Pronunciation, a website which supports teachers and learners who are interested in the reality of pronunciation and listening in an ELF context. I’m thrilled to announce that Katy’s

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ELTons nomination for My English Voice

For several years now, I’ve been working with Katy Simpson on ELF Pronunciation, a website which supports teachers and learners who are interested in the reality of pronunciation and listening in an ELF context. I’m thrilled to announce that Katy’s

Upcoming mini-events: Lunch With Laura

As part of my role at Cambridge University Press, I frequently attend and present at events focused on bridging the gap between applied linguistics research and ELT practice. My lovely Marketing colleagues’ latest brainchild is “Lunch With Laura”, which I’m

Upcoming mini-events: Lunch With Laura

As part of my role at Cambridge University Press, I frequently attend and present at events focused on bridging the gap between applied linguistics research and ELT practice. My lovely Marketing colleagues’ latest brainchild is “Lunch With Laura”, which I’m

How to share research, Part 3: Dance your PhD

What do you think of when you hear the word “research”? Many people who are not based in a very academic setting (e.g. a university) hear the word “research” and immediately think that it will be boring, dry, confusing, esoteric,

How to share research, Part 3: Dance your PhD

What do you think of when you hear the word “research”? Many people who are not based in a very academic setting (e.g. a university) hear the word “research” and immediately think that it will be boring, dry, confusing, esoteric,

How to share research, Part 2: Blogging

What do you think of when you hear the word “research”? Many people who are not based in a very academic setting (e.g. a university) hear the word “research” and immediately think that it will be boring, dry, confusing, esoteric,

How to share research, Part 2: Blogging

What do you think of when you hear the word “research”? Many people who are not based in a very academic setting (e.g. a university) hear the word “research” and immediately think that it will be boring, dry, confusing, esoteric,

How to share research, Part 1: Pedagogy Pop-ups

What do you think of when you hear the word “research”? Many people who are not based in a very academic setting (e.g. a university) hear the word “research” and immediately think that it will be boring, dry, confusing, esoteric,

How to share research, Part 1: Pedagogy Pop-ups

What do you think of when you hear the word “research”? Many people who are not based in a very academic setting (e.g. a university) hear the word “research” and immediately think that it will be boring, dry, confusing, esoteric,

Pedagogy Pop-up: What 10 things do you need in order to learn a language?

Last summer, inspired by the innovative format of a 10-minute plenary presentation that I gave at a conference in Spain earlier that year, I decided to hold a series of mini-events to share key insights from applied linguistics research with

Pedagogy Pop-up: What 10 things do you need in order to learn a language?

Last summer, inspired by the innovative format of a 10-minute plenary presentation that I gave at a conference in Spain earlier that year, I decided to hold a series of mini-events to share key insights from applied linguistics research with

Upcoming pronunciation event (UK) announcement!

Just a quick post to mention an event coming up next month… Are you interested in pronunciation teaching and/or want help developing this skill? Are you free on Saturday 17th June 2017? Can you get to Cambridge, UK? Would you

Upcoming pronunciation event (UK) announcement!

Just a quick post to mention an event coming up next month… Are you interested in pronunciation teaching and/or want help developing this skill? Are you free on Saturday 17th June 2017? Can you get to Cambridge, UK? Would you

Pedagogy Pop-up: What works in technology-assisted language learning?

Last summer, inspired by the innovative format of a 10-minute plenary presentation that I gave at a conference in Spain earlier that year, I decided to hold a series of mini-events to share key insights from applied linguistics research with

Pedagogy Pop-up: What works in technology-assisted language learning?

Last summer, inspired by the innovative format of a 10-minute plenary presentation that I gave at a conference in Spain earlier that year, I decided to hold a series of mini-events to share key insights from applied linguistics research with