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 […]

Helping EAL learners to review subject content

In yesterday’s post, I mentioned how EAL teachers can provide opportunities for learners to use new language – whether that be in mainstream classes or […]

Conference: Integrated Learning and Assessment in the new National Curriculum for General Education

I had the pleasure of attending a conference on Integrated Learning and Assessment last week in Hue (Vietnam), hosted by Cambridge Assessment. Here’s a bit […]

Materials writing conversations #11: ‘Friends’

This is a completely imaginary conversation. No characters in the convo are based on real people – I’m just bored and imagining conversations I might […]

Materials writing: more on samples

This is a quick follow-up to my post on how I approach sample writing. Here’s the original post. I just wanted to add one more […]

Going freelance

I’ve stepped out of the classroom for a year to do more writing. While this is only a temporary thing for me, it’s still pretty […]

Review: Avallain Author Training Programme and Certification

Avallain Author is software for authoring eLearning activities and courses. Apparently, lots of ELT publishers use Avallain to create digital resources. I recently completed a […]

Review: 50 Ways to be a Greener Teacher

This resource is an ideas bank for ‘greening your teaching’. It includes ideas to help you bring the topic of climate change and sustainability into […]

Review: 101 EFL Activities for Teaching University Students

This resource book for university EFL teachers is written by Hall Houston, an experienced teacher and author. You’ve no doubt seen/read his contributions to ELT […]

Where do my materials writing opportunities come from?

Here are some true stories behind how I’ve been offered /ended up getting involved in certain ELT writing projects. Not all of these have resulted […]

Showcase: Video Creation for Educators – Jo Gakonga

It’s Jo Gakonga everybody! *crowd go wild* An ELT ‘legend’ – CELTA Trainer, video creator, someone whose tips and advice I found super helpful early […]

Materials writing conversations #10: Medic!

This is a completely imaginary conversation. No characters in the convo are based on real people – I’m just bored and imagining conversations I might […]

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