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posted to A Muse Amuses on Sun 14th Apr 13
So IATEFL 2013 has come to an end and all of the delegates have left Liverpool. But in many ways the conference is only just beginning. Now there’s more time to read and reflect, to revisit and review, to draw conclusions and put into practice. I hope ...
posted to A Muse Amuses on Thu 11th Apr 13
Starting this on the bus on the way home from the centre of town, and no doubt won’t finish it til tomorrow morning, but wanted to try out making a post on my phone – after all, this is where our learners are headed, isn’t it? Sandy has been ...
posted to A Muse Amuses on Wed 10th Apr 13
So as promised, here’s what I got out of Day One at IATEFL. To be honest it feels like not very much, since I haven’t had much time to dedicate to it at all – just a few visits to twitter and a quick read through a few emails. I was hoping ...
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posted to A Muse Amuses on Sun 8th Jan 12
Maybe I’m just one of the lucky ones? This weekend at the IHWO DoS Conference there has been a lot of debate about Dogmeand as usual I’ve been on the outside looking in. While I agree with a lot of the ‘principles’ Dogme and its followers ...
posted to A Muse Amuses on Sat 6th Apr 13
My 16-year-and-counting career has had it’s ups (I’ve just finished a fabulous intensive DELTA course and am about to write a synchronous online Delta Module One course) and downs (at the last count I’ve made about 26 trainees / students cry ...
posted to A Muse Amuses on Sun 5th Aug 12
Olympics Proficiency Use of English Here are an Open Cloze and a Word Formation exercise based on texts from the BBC about Bradley Wiggins winning gold in the Cycling Time Trial and the Royal Mail issuing stamps for each British Gold Medal winner. I love the ...
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posted to ELT SquaredELT Squared | Exponential Professional ELT teaching Growth on Fri 12th Apr 13
There is only really one story this week IATEFL and it seems like all but a select few of my online PLN have jetted around the world to the delights of Liverpool. I’m sure over the next few weeks they’ll be even more posts with round ups of the ...
posted to Teaching English in a Foreign Land on Thu 9th Aug 12
Let's see what the world of TEFL brings us this week.Fancy chatting about Mars to your students? Have a look at this post on Free technology for teachers about A short history of Mars exploration for some interactive goodies. Photo by Kevin ...
posted to Mad about ELT on Sun 4th Mar 12
The Pro.t Conference in February was definitely one of the most worthy experiences this summer. The event brought together amazing national and international speakers who talked about up-to-date, hot topics in the ELT field. And it was a great opportunity to ...