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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by @AnthonyGaughan for #eltpics
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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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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

Pedagogy Pop-up: Everything you always wanted to know about teaching pronunciation* (*but were afraid to ask)

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: Everything you always wanted to know about teaching pronunciation* (*but were afraid to ask)

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

IntrovELT: Conferencing for introverts

The spring conference season is upon us, and I’m already feeling both excited and anxious about it. I go to a lot of conferences. I love conferences. Learning from others’ experience, meeting new people, seeing old friends, simply enjoying a

IntrovELT: Conferencing for introverts

The spring conference season is upon us, and I’m already feeling both excited and anxious about it. I go to a lot of conferences. I love conferences. Learning from others’ experience, meeting new people, seeing old friends, simply enjoying a

Language and empathy, Part 2: English from another point of view

This is the second in a short series of posts 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 others

Language and empathy, Part 2: English from another point of view

This is the second in a short series of posts 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 others