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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...

Summer assumptions

I’m currently on a sort of busman’s holiday, teaching at a school in Bournemouth. It’s still teaching, but quite a bit different to the sort of teaching I’m usually used to – the school intake made up largely at the moment of short-stay...

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...

Empty vessels

For those people who are newer readers of this blog a brief explanation of my teaching situation (if you know me or have been reading for a while, feel free to skip this section): I teach ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) in the south east of London....