EAL presentation tasks

I’ve been teaching an intensive English course this term. It works out (online) at about 8 hours per week, would have been a lot more […]

Timesaver: Conversation starters

Here’s a quick fix warmer while you’re waiting for all students to arrive in your online class. I googled ‘conversation starters’ the other day and […]

Timesaver: Quickfire questions

Online learning again… Five weeks in. Need to keep things lively. Starting the lesson with these quickfire questions for my A2 level students. Nothing special, […]

Materials Writing News and Views, May 2021

Busy, busy! Will breeze through some happenings since the last update in March. New releases This from Afshin Vatandoost – a new general English coursebook […]

Materials Writing: Samples

Question from a reader: Can you give me some advice on how to write a sample? Ummm… The free ‘No Nonsense Guide to Writing’ from […]

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 […]

Text analysis, level checks, profiling, etc

A new subscriber, Gemma Archer, just asked about text profilers. I’ve shared this response as a comment but thought I’d paste here as might crowdsource […]

Get published! Working with Peachey Publications

It’s about time I did more than just praise Nik Peachey on LinkedIn and in Twitter posts! Another six months has passed, the royalties from […]

64 online resources I’ve used for teaching English this year (plus 7 others)

Here’s a list of online resources I’ve either… a) used in the last year b) observed other teachers use c) been told about very recently […]

Authenticity and Currency

How do time and authenticity interact It has been a long time since I wrote about authenticity… or at least it feels like it anyway. […]

Using Stories Without End

Here’s a quick follow-up to my review of Stories Without End (Taylor Sapp, Alphabet Publishing). As you may have read, I thought this was great […]

Why I work for free (sometimes)

I take on materials development work for free sometimes. I appreciate that not everyone has time to do that, can afford to, or might want […]

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