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 […]

Reflections on my EAL role

I’ve just finished a stint working in English as an Additional Language (EAL) at an international school. It’s been a really interesting experience, and one […]

Materials writing conversations #9: Lost contracts

These are completely imaginary conversations. No characters in the convos are based on real people – I’m just bored and imagining conversations I might have […]

ELTea Time Chat: Digital Teaching Skills

Last week, I had a chat with Del and Super from Macmillan Asia about digital teaching skills. Among other things, we mentioned: How online teaching/learning […]

Materials writing conversations #8: Ghosted!

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 […]

Research in brief: Communicative and task-based language teaching in East Asian classrooms

Author and year William Littlewood (2007) Link to the review here or Google Scholar it. Overview A review of reports into the implementation of Communicative […]

Materials writing news and views, April 2022

Materials writing update ‘for the real world’. Sorry, this is in a scatty order but it’s all there! National Geographic Learning webinars I was looking […]

Lesson idea: Population Pyramid

Our Geography teacher used Population Pyramid in class the other day. The site includes population stats for countries/regions/etc dating back to 1950. It also includes […]

Materials writing news and views, January 2022

Not much to report at the start of the year, but a few bits and bobs. New releases I haven’t really been on the lookout […]

Year in review

It’s been a busy one! I still have writing projects to wrap up before the Xmas break, but I’m taking a moment off for some […]

Drama activity: The Movie Star

Another drama activity with my Friday Year 10 class that worked really well. Again, from our little role plays for TEFL book. Slides give the […]

Drama activity: Frozen in Time

We’ve been doing lots of drama tasks recently. Here’s one that worked really well. (See these slides on Genially) Excuse any spelling errors etc, I […]

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