Join the Cause and Be Inspired at the ELT4PR Online Conference for Teachers

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela This weekend, January 25th to January 26th, join […]

Review: Ready to Run

This review was first published in the Winter 2019 edition of the ETAS Journal. Many thanks to ETAS for allowing the review to appear on […]

Writing lesson: online dating profiles

This is a lesson based around authentic texts from the eHarmony website. It is aimed at adult pre-intermediate level plus, but these texts are full […]

Why ELT coursebooks are great!

Late last year I read the Jordan and Gray/Hughes exchange on ELT coursebooks, which appeared in ELT Journal. It’s an interesting discussion if you haven’t […]

Research in brief: reading disruption of a textbook

The research Winter, C. (2018). Disrupting colonial discourses in the geography curriculum during the introduction of British Values policy in schools. Journal of Curriculum Studies, 50(4), 456-475. […]

Lesson idea: the ideal classroom

My secondary class (age 14+, B1) are exploring education in our latest module. We are building up to a ‘design your ideal school’ task. The […]

A Grammar App for those Lazy Days

Sometimes it's the simplest of mistakes that give it all away. Or perhaps not. Perhaps it's just a question of distraction, lack of attention, multi-tasking. […]

Social Authentication and Teacher-Student Motivational Synergy

I am very happy to announce the publication of my 3rd book (4th if you include poetry). This book talks about social authentication, which (following […]

ELT materials writing – my year in review

It’s been quite a good year on the writing front. Balancing writing with full-time teaching is tough, but the rewards are great! It’s only three […]

How to annoy commissioning editors (and find work)

Another ‘how to become a materials writer’ article has popped up – Kirsten Holt’s article for ETPro  offers some more good advice for budding writers. […]

Reading in Time-Poor Days

via GIPHY "Paradoxically, the ephemerality — and sheer volume — of text on social media is re-creating the circumstances of a preliterate society: a world […]

Frosted For Writing

Have you ever heard that unhappy groan, seen the eye-roll of despair and then again, the sigh of resignation when the word "writing" is mentioned […]

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