Category Archives: Failure

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#OneThing my student taught me today

Picture the scene, if you will: An ordinary 90-minute intermediate-level adult class.  The second of two lessons this group have in the morning. Ten students, divided into two groups. Each group has a different reading text – authentic articles taken

© Ian James for #eltpics

#OneThing my student taught me today

Picture the scene, if you will: An ordinary 90-minute intermediate-level adult class.  The second of two lessons this group have in the morning. Ten students, divided into two groups. Each group has a different reading text – authentic articles taken

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Disconnected speech: a teacher training adventure

A couple of weeks ago, I woke up with a nasty cold. A couple of days later, I woke up to discover I’d lost my voice. A couple of hours after that, I was due to teach a CertTESOL input

disconnected speech

Disconnected speech: a teacher training adventure

A couple of weeks ago, I woke up with a nasty cold. A couple of days later, I woke up to discover I’d lost my voice. A couple of hours after that, I was due to teach a CertTESOL input

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Signs of the times

Every now and again in my lessons, I get an amusing reminder of how times change; and I start musing over how teachers keep up. There’s no real problem to be solved here and I don’t have questions that need

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Signs of the times

Every now and again in my lessons, I get an amusing reminder of how times change; and I start musing over how teachers keep up. There’s no real problem to be solved here and I don’t have questions that need

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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