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 […]

More EAL presentation tasks

Last term I shared a post on presentation tasks for EAL. I have a few more examples to add from this term which are slightly […]

What’s it like to write for ESL Library?

I’ve been working on a cool new series of functional Business English lessons for ESL Library. Here’s a bit about the approach taken and my […]

Some regular EAL activities

Here are few things I do / use in my EAL practice that didn’t feature much (if at all) when I worked at the British […]

A connected curriculum?

One benefit of being an EAL teacher is that we’re not in a ‘subject bubble’. We support our learners in various subjects, meaning we get […]

EAL Science and CLILing it

I’m supporting in some really interesting classes this term, especially Science. The subject knowledge of those Science teachers is pretty impressive, especially once you get […]

Episode 196 Trends for October 8-21, 2021: Digital Citizenship & Safety, Teaching & Instructional Design, Hardware & Software, and Reflections on Remote Teaching & Learning

We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks that included October 7-21, 2021 as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine. Digital Citizenship and […]

New book! IELTS Reading Practice

If Carlsberg did writing projects… Ha, what would we ask for as writers? What would be your ultimate terms and conditions? Mine would probably include: […]

The Use Framework revisited

A little while ago, I created a framework for performance solutions in L&D that was built around four simple questions about the problem to be […]

International schools: the current state of play (EL Gazette)

The latest EL Gazette includes a feature article on international schools: This article began with a focus on traditional international schools – those typically serving […]

Before I became a teacher

Tyson Seburn recently tweet-asked followers about their degrees prior to working in ELT. After seeing such varied responses, I feel quite embarrassed to admit that […]

Reflections on the DipTESOL

Here are some short video reflections on my DipTESOL experience. These are meant for candidates on the new DipTESOL course run through DublinTEFL. I’ve explained […]

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