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Writing teaching materials for volunteers

I’m currently involved in a project with BBC Learning English that aims to support people from certain communities living in the UK to take their first steps towards learning English. The target areas for the project are Bangladeshi, Pakistani and Somali...

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...

Site update

Just a very quick post to point you in the direction of a few things I’ve done over the last year and a teaser of something to come quite soon. You can now find links to things I’ve written and videos of interviews I’ve done (one for IATEFL last...

NATECLA London and an October conference

I’ve recently become involved with a move to reestablish a London Branch for NATECLA, the National Association for the Teaching of English and other Community Languages to Adults, and also therefore┬áthe national association for ESOL teachers. This is a brief...

20/08

20/08 Quite a significant date, 20 August, for me this year. Today marks 3 years that I have been working in my current job, as an ESOL teacher in a college in south east London. Sometimes it feels as though those years have passed by so quickly, though I’m sure...