Category Archives: ELF

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

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

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

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

10 top tips for teaching pronunciation (Part 2)

Just another quick cross-blog plug… The second half of a post I’ve written for Conversations (the Cambridge ELT blog) on “Ten top tips for teaching pronunciation” has just gone live! You can read it by clicking here or going to

10 top tips for teaching pronunciation (Part 2)

Just another quick cross-blog plug… The second half of a post I’ve written for Conversations (the Cambridge ELT blog) on “Ten top tips for teaching pronunciation” has just gone live! You can read it by clicking here or going to

10 top tips for teaching pronunciation (Part 1)

Just a quick cross-blog plug… The first half of a post I’ve written for Conversations (the Cambridge ELT blog) on “Ten top tips for teaching pronunciation” has just gone live! You can read it by clicking here or going to

10 top tips for teaching pronunciation (Part 1)

Just a quick cross-blog plug… The first half of a post I’ve written for Conversations (the Cambridge ELT blog) on “Ten top tips for teaching pronunciation” has just gone live! You can read it by clicking here or going to

Coming soon to Belgium…

Just a quick post to plug my upcoming conference talk next weekend… Join me at 14:20 on Saturday 25 April 2015 for the BELTA Day, where I’ll be talking about pronunciation and listening for English as a lingua franca. Here’s

Coming soon to Belgium…

Just a quick post to plug my upcoming conference talk next weekend… Join me at 14:20 on Saturday 25 April 2015 for the BELTA Day, where I’ll be talking about pronunciation and listening for English as a lingua franca. Here’s

Accents in ads: from the sublime to the ridiculous

This morning on the London Underground, an ad caught my eye. Well, several did — but this one held my attention a bit longer because it mentioned accents, a particular interest of mine. And this wasn’t the only recent advertising

Accents in ads: from the sublime to the ridiculous

This morning on the London Underground, an ad caught my eye. Well, several did — but this one held my attention a bit longer because it mentioned accents, a particular interest of mine. And this wasn’t the only recent advertising

Article published in Speak Out! issue 51

Originally posted on ELF Pronunciation:
This post is just a quick one to mention an article by Katy and Laura which was recently published in issue 51 of Speak Out!, the newsletter of the IATEFL Pronunciation Special Interest Group (PronSIG). Back in April 2014 at…

Article published in Speak Out! issue 51

Originally posted on ELF Pronunciation:
This post is just a quick one to mention an article by Katy and Laura which was recently published in issue 51 of Speak Out!, the newsletter of the IATEFL Pronunciation Special Interest Group (PronSIG). Back in April 2014 at…

British Council ELT Master’s Award nomination

Last night’s ELTons awards ceremony was a great night out.  Huge congrats to Lizzie Pinard, a fellow blogger who won the award for New Talent in Writing, and to all the other winners and nominees, of course. I was delighted

British Council ELT Master’s Award nomination

Last night’s ELTons awards ceremony was a great night out.  Huge congrats to Lizzie Pinard, a fellow blogger who won the award for New Talent in Writing, and to all the other winners and nominees, of course. I was delighted

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Bigotry in Happy Valley

Today I went on a walk to Happy Valley.  It was lovely: fresh air, green fields, bluebells and cowslips aplenty.  It didn’t rain a drop, but just one bizarre conversation with a fellow walker rather dampened the atmosphere. Him: So

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Bigotry in Happy Valley

Today I went on a walk to Happy Valley.  It was lovely: fresh air, green fields, bluebells and cowslips aplenty.  It didn’t rain a drop, but just one bizarre conversation with a fellow walker rather dampened the atmosphere. Him: So

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.