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Materials writing news and views, March 2023

Things I learnt yesterday: If you don’t add a raising agent to cake flour it makes bricks, not cakes. ‘Cake flour’ is a rubbish name […]

EAL support for disciplinary writing

I’ve been writing a bit about disciplinary literacy this week. If you’re not familiar with the term, it’s *basically* how people communicate, share knowledge, etc […]

Embedded formative assessment (New Directions)

I was lucky enough to deliver a video presentation alongside Alan Pulverness (TransformELT) at New Directions East Asia conference. We introduce the concept of formative […]

Review: Memory – What Every Language Teacher Should Know

Memory – What Every Language Teacher Should Know is an independent published book by Steve Smith and Gianfranco Conti. Both writers are very experienced MFL […]

Review: Academic Writing – Mastering Citation and Referencing

Academic Writing: Mastering Citation and Referencing is the latest publication from Prosperity Education. The book is aimed at learners on pre-sessional university courses, who are […]

A Comprehensive Language Coaching Handbook: Theory and Practice

This review originally appeared in IATEFL Voices 290. You’ll be pleased to know that Voices reviews have a 400 word limit, which saves you the […]

Special Offer! IH Introduction to Teaching CLIL course

My buddy from the Yangsan days, Katja Preston, now coordinates the courses for IH Online Teacher Training Institute. She’s kindly offering readers of this blog […]

Useful resource: Comics Uniting Nations

Comics Uniting Nations aims to make the UN Sustainable Development Goals more accessible through comics. You can learn more about the partnership and its collaborators […]

Using the Global Gender Gap Report in EAL

I’ve been writing a module on gender equality recently. As part of the research, I’ve read (chunks of) the World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap […]

Materials writing news and views, January 2023

It’s been a while! Thought I’d get the news and views back up and running. Where to start? Well, it can’t be with research. I […]

EAL support for mainstream English

What does ‘EAL support’ look like in (or alongside) mainstream English lessons. Here’s an example of some support I provide to help with literature. It […]

Consolidating mainstream teaching and learning in EAL lessons

Our EAL provision last year was a mix of in-class support along with some ‘additional English’ classes. When learners came to me for additional English, […]

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