Category Archives: Methodology

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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

speechbubble

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

speechbubble

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

speechbubble

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

aka Santorini

Learning Greek, Part 1: alphabet and apps for that

So, I’ve starting learning Greek. Why? How? Well… In September 2014, I was due to go to Athens for the ELF7 conference. I decided to arrive a few days early so I could take in the city’s many historic & cultural

aka Santorini

Learning Greek, Part 1: alphabet and apps for that

So, I’ve starting learning Greek. Why? How? Well… In September 2014, I was due to go to Athens for the ELF7 conference. I decided to arrive a few days early so I could take in the city’s many historic & cultural

eyewitness dog 1

IntrovELT: responding to images

Just over a year ago, I posted some thoughts about whether Communicative Language Teaching wasn’t a bit hard on more introverted learners, with its almost obsessive focus on maximising speaking and interaction. I said then that I intended to experiment

eyewitness dog 1

IntrovELT: responding to images

Just over a year ago, I posted some thoughts about whether Communicative Language Teaching wasn’t a bit hard on more introverted learners, with its almost obsessive focus on maximising speaking and interaction. I said then that I intended to experiment

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

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

Lake Bled

Rokus Klett Conference presentation: Demystifying creativity

Thanks to those who attended my plenary presentation and workshop at this year’s Rokus Klett conference in Brdo, Slovenia, themed ‘Creative Classroom’. You can view the slides I used for my plenary here and download a copy of the accompanying

Lake Bled

Rokus Klett Conference presentation: Demystifying creativity

Thanks to those who attended my plenary presentation and workshop at this year’s Rokus Klett conference in Brdo, Slovenia, themed ‘Creative Classroom’. You can view the slides I used for my plenary here and download a copy of the accompanying

Schloss Schadau, Thun

ETAS Conference presentation: Whiteboard wizardry

Thanks to all those who attended my workshop at this year’s ETAS conference in beautiful Thun, Switzerland! For the first time, I decided not to prepare a handout for the session but summarise it here, instead. I always leave conferences

Schloss Schadau, Thun

ETAS Conference presentation: Whiteboard wizardry

Thanks to all those who attended my workshop at this year’s ETAS conference in beautiful Thun, Switzerland! For the first time, I decided not to prepare a handout for the session but summarise it here, instead. I always leave conferences

English as a lingua franca_What should we teach?

ELF pronunciation – what’s it all about?

Just a quick cross-blog plug – I recently ran a short series of workshops at SGI on English as a Lingua Franca and how it might impact the way we teach pronunciation.  These went well and we decided to follow them

English as a lingua franca_What should we teach?

ELF pronunciation – what’s it all about?

Just a quick cross-blog plug – I recently ran a short series of workshops at SGI on English as a Lingua Franca and how it might impact the way we teach pronunciation.  These went well and we decided to follow them

stopandthink

The NN-word

In my timetable at the moment, the afternoons are filled with TP, i.e. observing and assessing the teaching practice of trainees on our school’s Trinity CertTESOL course. Recently, I watched 3 very good lessons one after another. At this point,

stopandthink

The NN-word

In my timetable at the moment, the afternoons are filled with TP, i.e. observing and assessing the teaching practice of trainees on our school’s Trinity CertTESOL course. Recently, I watched 3 very good lessons one after another. At this point,

Which way is right?

It’s a lotta variation in dis language

Was I the only one this week watching Charles Ramsey describing his rescue of the three kidnapped American girls and thinking not only ‘what a hero’ but also ‘what a great illustration of linguistic variation’? Oh.  OK.  Just me? Well,

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Which way is right?

It’s a lotta variation in dis language

Was I the only one this week watching Charles Ramsey describing his rescue of the three kidnapped American girls and thinking not only ‘what a hero’ but also ‘what a great illustration of linguistic variation’? Oh.  OK.  Just me? Well,

Featured / 11 comments