Category Archives: IATEFL 2013

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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