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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...

Gig review – Jack White at the Brixton Academy 21 June 2012

A non-English language teaching interlude… [Note – click on the images to get to the original photos, shared via Creative Commons on Flickr by the respective photographers] On Thursday 21 June I made my way out for the first live gig I have been to in...

Growing our language and writing with tigers!

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while, but just hadn’t got around to it before. I’m also preceded by Anna’s excellent description of her own experience in the Language Garden, so I have a lot to live up to. I’ve been using language plants with my classes...