How to Encourage Participation in Virtual Training Classes

Technology has made it possible to continue learning at a distance. Virtual training classes are an asset during a pandemic. However, this format comes with […]

Review: Work It Out with Phrasal Verbs

Phrasal verb resource books you’ve used… GO! Okay, so there was a good one on the bookshelf at LTC called ‘Illustrated Phrasal Verbs’. Me and […]

Research in brief: Critique of BICS and CALP

BICS and CALP in a nutshell BICS and CALP was an idea first proposed by Prof Jim Cummins in the early 1980s. BICS stands for […]

Materials Writing news and views, October 2020

Just a few things this time. I’m out the loop at the moment, enjoying my teaching too much! Facebook groups for writers There are a […]

We Are Now ITS Educational Technologies!

We’re excited to announce that we are now ITS Educational Technologies! After nearly 15 years as ITS Teaching & Learning, we are updating our name […]

Monetizing your teaching blog

WordAds… ah, go on then. I didn’t want to make money from my blog. I had my reasons for that, which were basically… I’ve always […]

All reviews from ELT Planning

Russ Mayne suggested I should have a post or page listing all my reviews. So, here it is. It turns out there are quite a […]

Research in brief: Alderfer ESL Program Assessment Tool

What might be optimal ESL provision in international schools? Alderfer and Alderfer (2011) state that there is no unifying set of criteria to assess ESL […]

New teacher induction

I had to induct a new teacher at school once. They were fairly new to teaching and unfamiliar with our in-house product at the time […]

The Advantages of Scenario-Based eLearning

Today’s LMS platforms present many ways to educate an audience. This is especially true when it comes to employee training. Having skilled workers who are […]

PGCEi Module 2: Understanding Learning and Teaching in International Contexts

Module 2 of the PGCEi (though Nottingham) is in two parts. Part A starts with framing unit. It introduces various theories of learning such as […]

Free access to Twinkl

Just a quick one! Twinkl ESL are currently offering free access to users in South America in response to school closures. Miranda’s doing a great […]

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