Category Archives: IATEFL Conferences

Coming soon to IATEFL 2014…

Just a quick plug… this time next week, I’ll be presenting at this year’s IATEFL conference in Harrogate, with my co-blogger Katy Simpson Davies! Our presentation is on Thursday 3rd April, entitled Practical pronunciation ideas for teaching in an ELF context. 

Coming soon to IATEFL 2014…

Just a quick plug… this time next week, I’ll be presenting at this year’s IATEFL conference in Harrogate, with my co-blogger Katy Simpson Davies! Our presentation is on Thursday 3rd April, entitled Practical pronunciation ideas for teaching in an ELF context. 

IATEFL Poland presentation: Integrating pronunciation

Here’s the video of my presentation today at the 22nd IATEFL Poland conference (and you can view the original presentation slides here): (Thanks to Willy for being the cameraman!) And here’s a brief run-down of what I covered: Integrating pronunciation work

IATEFL Poland presentation: Integrating pronunciation

Here’s the video of my presentation today at the 22nd IATEFL Poland conference (and you can view the original presentation slides here): (Thanks to Willy for being the cameraman!) And here’s a brief run-down of what I covered: Integrating pronunciation work

Bloopers #1: Lost in London

This is the first in what I hope will become a series of ‘bloopers’ – moments in my language teaching/learning career where things haven’t gone quite how I would have expected or hoped! We learn from our failures as well

Bloopers #1: Lost in London

This is the first in what I hope will become a series of ‘bloopers’ – moments in my language teaching/learning career where things haven’t gone quite how I would have expected or hoped! We learn from our failures as well

IATEFL 2013: What makes a good task?

Yesterday morning, I went to see Felicity O’Dell talk about what makes a good task in the ELT classroom.  She was focused on learning, not testing (though this is often what ‘tasks’ are associated with). According to the Cambridge Advanced

IATEFL 2013: What makes a good task?

Yesterday morning, I went to see Felicity O’Dell talk about what makes a good task in the ELT classroom.  She was focused on learning, not testing (though this is often what ‘tasks’ are associated with). According to the Cambridge Advanced

How NOT to give a conference presentation

Continuing my series of posts on the ‘best bits’ of my IATEFL 2013 Conference experience, I feel compelled today to turn the tables and report on a presentation I attended today that taught me a lot–not about the intended subject

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How NOT to give a conference presentation

Continuing my series of posts on the ‘best bits’ of my IATEFL 2013 Conference experience, I feel compelled today to turn the tables and report on a presentation I attended today that taught me a lot–not about the intended subject

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Behind the scenes ELT

In this case, ELT stands for ELT’s Lesser-known Talents. OK, a bit of a stretch for an abbreviation, but in the interests of continuing my series of ‘best of IATEFL conference 2013’ posts, I had to give my favourite session

Behind the scenes ELT

In this case, ELT stands for ELT’s Lesser-known Talents. OK, a bit of a stretch for an abbreviation, but in the interests of continuing my series of ‘best of IATEFL conference 2013’ posts, I had to give my favourite session

IATEFL 2013: Pronunciation for listeners: Making sense of connected speech

First post in a series summarising my ‘best bits’ of the IATEFL 2013 conference. Going to try and post at least one thing each day, so watch this space! This morning I saw Mark Hancock talking about how we can

IATEFL 2013: Pronunciation for listeners: Making sense of connected speech

First post in a series summarising my ‘best bits’ of the IATEFL 2013 conference. Going to try and post at least one thing each day, so watch this space! This morning I saw Mark Hancock talking about how we can

IATEFL 2012: No words: using sound and images in class

Just seen the lovely Mike Harrison sharing a few tips and tricks for using sound and images in class. And here they are! (My thoughts/comments in italics…) Welcome screen on board before talk starts: Beware, for wolves come in many disguises… …

IATEFL 2012: No words: using sound and images in class

Just seen the lovely Mike Harrison sharing a few tips and tricks for using sound and images in class. And here they are! (My thoughts/comments in italics…) Welcome screen on board before talk starts: Beware, for wolves come in many disguises… …

IATEFL 2012: How to teach with an iPad

Damn the Posterous template automatically making the “i” capital in the title of this post!….. Er, anyway, just seen Steven Bukin talking about how to teach with an iPad. Especially interested in this as our school’s just got one! Here’s how it …

IATEFL 2012: How to teach with an iPad

Damn the Posterous template automatically making the “i” capital in the title of this post!….. Er, anyway, just seen Steven Bukin talking about how to teach with an iPad. Especially interested in this as our school’s just got one! Here’s how it …

IATEFL 2012: Teacher versus preparation: born survivor

Just seen Howard Smith’s resolutely low-tech session. A pleasing antidote to all the tech sessions I’ve been in this week so far! As a teacher who hates having last-minute cover dropped on her, I was really looking forward to this talk, which prom…

IATEFL 2012: Teacher versus preparation: born survivor

Just seen Howard Smith’s resolutely low-tech session. A pleasing antidote to all the tech sessions I’ve been in this week so far! As a teacher who hates having last-minute cover dropped on her, I was really looking forward to this talk, which prom…