Materials writing news and views, March 2019

A longer post this month – some overspill from the last post and then happenings over the last few weeks… What’s new out recently? Here […]

More PronPack – contrastive stress

More PronPack in class today. I’m just making a quick note of a follow-up activity I did – worked well. I used ‘Stress Jigsaw’, a […]

Webinar: The Value of Gamification for Language Learning

I watched this short webinar today from Cambridge Assessment English on gamifying learning (Sarah Albrecht and Ollie Wood). It was a straightforward introduction to the […]

Materials writing news and views, Feb 2019

Thought I’d start sharing a semi-regular post on materials writing for those (semi-)interested. Just news, views, jobs I see and stuff. Whatever, don’t know yet! […]

Book review: Egghead

Egghead (Michael Lacey Freeman, 2015) is an A2 level graded reader for teens from ELI Publishing. It is an autobiographical story of the author’s experience […]

TEFL Tiglets #2

Following on from my original post on TEFL Sniglets (Tiglets), here are a few more words that should be in our TEFL dictionaries but aren’t… […]

Book review: ELI Vocabulary in Pictures

This week I received a huge box of resources from ELI Publishing. The first book that caught my eye was ELI Vocabulary in Pictures, which […]

Book review: Loving London

Loving London by Angela Tomkinson is an A2 level reader for teens. It provides 26 short texts on London (alphabetical), covering a whole range of […]

TEFL Games: Answer Smash!

I used this game at the end of class last week. It was just for fun, although I guess you could tweak it to cover […]

10 pronunciation books for DipTESOL trainees

Here’s my suggested reading list for the phonology component of the DipTESOL. I don’t want to mislead you – the course is 9 months long […]

Webinar: Teaching English pronunciation for a real world (Laura Patsko)

This webinar from November 2018 is a good introduction to the concept of English as a Lingua Franca. The hour-long session gives an overview the […]

How to get a CELTA Pass A

I passed the CELTA with a grade A. There’s my certificate… There are already some good posts around on how to get a Pass A […]

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