Category Archives: IATEFL 2013

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

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

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