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 as our successes, so why not share both?*
So, without further ado, here’s blooper #1. Continue reading
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). Continue reading
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 matter, unfortunately, but about things that make or break a conference presentation (in–and I stress–my personal opinion). Continue reading
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 of today a more industry-relevant name than its real, official title: Open Mic Night. Continue reading
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 help learners make sense of connected speech features when listening. An entertaining and useful talk… here are the key points I took from it:
Learners may not need or want to sound like a native speaker. Continue reading