When I was asked to review this new teacher’s resource book, I felt both excited and apprehensive - not only because it is my first ‘official’ review, but also because of my connection to the Work It Out series (Prosperity Education). Hence, my concerns: will I be able to cover all aspects expected in a review of this sort? Will I manage an objective and detached feedback? Ultimately, will I be capable of doing this book justice? I’ll leave it to you to decide.
March 28, 2021, 6:24 pm
If you have ever taught English, I’m sure you’ll agree that Phrasal Verbs are one of the most difficult language areas to teach. For this reason, Billie Jago and I have created a teacher’s resource book (published by Prosperity Education) that should make teaching phrasal verbs much easier. We were delighted by the response to our webinar - a big thank you to those who attended. If you missed it, you can watch it here!
October 22, 2020, 6:48 pm
I’ve taken advantage of my spare time during lockdown to uncover and (try to) better understand certain aspects of ELT which, usually due to my lack of time and energy, I had always put aside. Little did I know that delving into the world of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) equalled opening the proverbial ‘can of worms’*, and by writing this I’m perhaps ‘biting off more than I can chew’*.
June 7, 2020, 7:24 am
Has teaching pronunciation in a classroom environment become obsolete? This question has been on my mind for about a month now, from the moment I had a conversation that truly surprised me. I was happily discussing all sorts of random ELT-related stuff with a fellow teacher (and friend) I have known for years, when she suddenly tells me that teaching pronunciation has become a pointless task. I have always admired her for her dedication to her students, the creativity of her classroom activities and the quality of her lessons - surely she didn’t mean what she’d just said? I was confused.
May 24, 2020, 11:39 am
I’ve recently read a very interesting article by Ollie Wood about the flipped classroom that sparked my curiosity and triggered fond memories. I had known about this approach for years and yet, I had never noticed the connection between the blended and the flipped classroom until then. So, intrigued by my discovery and determined to fill this gap in my knowledge, I decided to find out more.
May 1, 2020, 7:08 pm
I don’t think there’s a better way to celebrate my tenth anniversary in ELT than by writing about a topic that I’ve always considered uncomfortable to discuss, yet very close to my heart: being a non-native English speaker (NNES) in the ELT industry.
April 17, 2020, 5:51 pm