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Prepping for an interview – the mini teach

Hey everyone! I’m not posting here anything like as regularly as I used to, for that I can only admit that at the moment Life Is Happening (and blogging is taking a back seat). Also, this is a bit of a self-indulgent post as I’m writing it to help me work...

Takeaways from Topolsica

This time last week I’d just heard the opening plenary at the 23rd IATEFL Slovenia Conference, held in the comfortable location of the Vesna in Topolšica. I’d also spent part of the morning enjoying the fitness and spa pools the hotel has, jumping up and...

How we work now (How we teach now)

I’ve just read a piece on the Guardian website styling itself as ‘secret office diaries’. A few of the comments, as you’d expect maybe, were taking pops at these alleged office diarists and how much actual work they seemed (not) to do....

Under 500 Words On … Digital Publishing

“It is good news that the market is transitioning and making money from [digital publishing], but it is moving to a trickier situation where there are fewer booksellers.” – BBC 18.09.2012 The demise of the print side of the publishing industry is something that...

Under 500 Words On… Under 500 Words

In a bid to motivate myself to write here a bit more frequently, and hopefully in a way that is going to avoid getting stuck for ideas (or even worse, proper writer’s block), I present to you a new occasional series: Under 500 Words On… Now the idea here isn’t that...

Last day

I started writing this blog post sitting on the bus this morning, making my way to work for my last day in my current role as an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teacher. I’ve been doing this job for almost 6 years, and if you count my time as a...