From EFL to EAL: Subject teachers and staging tasks

There’s plenty of content from my initial TEFL training (2006 – wow) that is still relevant to my everyday practice as an EAL teacher. Here’s […]

Showcase: Video Creation for Educators – Jo Gakonga

It’s Jo Gakonga everybody! *crowd go wild* An ELT ‘legend’ – CELTA Trainer, video creator, someone whose tips and advice I found super helpful early […]

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 […]

PGCEi Module 2 assignment

I’ve had a few requests for advice on the Module 2 assignment for the PGCEi (Nottingham). You can find an overview of the module here. […]

PGCEi Module 1 process work

Module 1 of PGCEi through Nottingham is on Educational Aims and Values. I’ve shared an overview and some tips for the module here. I mentioned […]

PGCEi Module 1 assignment guidance

My previous post included some tips on how to approach the PGCEi Module 1 (Nottingham) process work. This post moves on to the assignment itself. […]

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 […]

Renewable English Series 2 “Beyond the SDGs” is on its way

The moment you’ve all been waiting for, Renewable English take on the UN’s SDGs in a brand-new series of live lessons. Seville, Andalucia, September 2021—The […]

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 […]

New ebook! 100+ Professional Development Tips for Post-CELTA Teachers

So, here it is, my first self-published ebook! Here’s the blurb: This book is aimed at new teachers such as those who have recently completed […]

Towards building a whole-school approach to EAL

I enjoyed Adri’s post on EAL vs ESL the other day. It’s great to read so many positives regarding EAL culture at her school: teamwork, […]

Jason Anderson and the TATE

There’s a Mercury Prize-winning band name if ever I heard one. This post is actually a long one about Anderson, CAP/TATE, British Council and Project-based […]

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