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27 Feb 2014

Coursebooks – a word that has divided the ELT world for quite a while.

26 Feb 2014

When I started writing this post I was thinking about the English language teachers who have influenced my life both professionally and...

17 Feb 2014

Language learning has long been dependent on the coursebook.

17 Feb 2014

How do you feel about using coursebooks?

17 Feb 2014

This is not the first time I’ve discussed or reflected on the use of course books in the classroom, neither, I’m sure, will it be the...

14 Feb 2014

It’s mid-term exam and reports time at the school I’m working with in Cádiz at the moment.

11 Feb 2014

I have been very lucky to have met a lot of influential teachers in my life, and it’s impossible for me to choose just one.

11 Feb 2014

Question: Can you think of a teacher who has had an impact on you?

06 Feb 2014

Assessing our English Language Learner students can be a minefield, especially in the face of potential outside-of-class pressures from...

06 Feb 2014

These days every school has computers and access to the internet, which is a double-edged sword.

  • Coursebooks – a word that has divided the ELT world for quite a while. There are those who use them and feel secure using them, and there are those who do not and feel more confident producing their own materials, or using other types of resources....
  • I wrote down a couple of names but then I realized my teaching persona has been shaped by teachers of other subjects as well. No matter what they teach, their role is crucial because teachers lead students through the arduous journey of learning....
  • Language learning has long been dependent on the coursebook. And coursebooks have been the recipients of both praise and criticism. We probably need to look at the coursebook from a different perspective.When the coursebook becomes the syllabus, we...
  • How do you feel about using coursebooks? What a loaded question, especially to someone that writes them…Actually, I don’t think coursebooks are the answer to everything [except the ones I’ve written of course ;) ]I don’t particularly like the fact...
  • This is not the first time I’ve discussed or reflected on the use of course books in the classroom, neither, I’m sure, will it be the last. While in my first post-CELTA job, I initiated an #ELTchat discussion entitled “How to avoid death by course...
  • It’s mid-term exam and reports time at the school I’m working with in Cádiz at the moment. The school has a no-coursebook, negotiated-syllabus policy for their adult classes and teachers write exams for their individual classes. Collaboration is...
  • Instead, I’ll tell you about a few of them, and what I’ve learnt from each of them.Barbara PickeringMiss Pickering was my maths teacher in my second year of junior school, then my class teacher in my fourth year. She always pushed me to achieve as...
  • Maybe it was someone from when you were at school, or maybe someone you work with currently. How have they shaped what you do in the classroom? What techniques or values do you employ that are the result of what you learned from this person?One of...
  • Assessing our English Language Learner students can be a minefield, especially in the face of potential outside-of-class pressures from administrators, school and district mandates and, in some cases, parent pressure.What assessment practices can we...
  • These days every school has computers and access to the internet, which is a double-edged sword. A learner may access the best blog on “ how to write effectively in English” or the worst blog on “how to date with many boys/girls”.Young learners are...