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ELTons Awards Ceremony Review 2014

Last night I was lucky enough to attend the British Council ELTons awards ceremony. This is the annual evening that has recognised innovation in English Language Teaching (the capitalised ELT in the event’s name), now having run since 2002. I’ve never been...

IATEFL Harrogate 2014

IATEFL is imminent This year, as I am not giving a session at the main conference, I’ve thought it would be nice to contribute to the IATEFL experience in a couple of different ways. I have signed up to be an IATEFL Online Registered Blogger. This is an initiative...

Rewrite Creative ESOL

It’s a Saturday, and I’m getting ready to learn something about teaching English through participatory arts… Rewrite is a London-based charity that seeks to …bring together young people from different backgrounds to fight prejudice and...

On not conferencing

On not conferencing As I write this blog post, I’m feeling a little stupid and annoyed with myself. You see, this week is the second time that I’ve found it necessary to withdraw my application to attend and give a workshop at an international ELT...

Monetary motivation

– do you pay for it? I’ve asked myself the same questions over and over again during my time working as an ESOL teacher. These questions are always along the lines of Where is so and so?, Why aren’t they coming to their lessons? and, this evening, If...

Simple guide to finding pictures online

I’m working on postcards with my Entry 1 students this afternoon, so I wanted to create an easy-to-follow guide for them to search Flickr for Creative Commons tagged photos and pictures to use in this task. Here is the guide, shared under Creative Commons itself...