This is just a teaser! EnglishCentral will be launching courses soon (next week) and want you to get prepared. A fantastic and simple way to learn or teach English through professionally curated content and learning material. Teachers simply select a course and then invite students / track students.
Here's some information and stay tuned for a full…Continue
You know, as a teacher, I'm often bouyed most by the great moments between me and my students, by the compliments from supervisors, by the feeling of self-satisfaction at completing a lesson as planned, and by the 100% marks my students sometimes achieve.
However, when I pause to reflect, I realise that there's MUCH more to teaching and learning than success, regardless of how alluring and intoxicating it seems. When I'm truly honest with myself as a learner and a teacher, I have…
I wear many teaching hats. Besides my courses at the university teaching education & schooling and tending to EFL Classroom 2.0 and my own online school, most of my waking hours are spent working with video for language teaching through EnglishCentral. I'm keen and bullish on this approach to…Continue
I'm glad to advise that my book "Principled Possibilities - Ideas for Teaching" which I posted about recently, is now also available on Amazon.
I now have both a paperback edition and a Kindle edition for purchase and download, which should help to bring it to a wider audience.
In addition, I have created an author page (image below) which provides a bio and links to social networks. The page can be found at …Continue
By far the best way to learn a language is to become a better language learner, simple as that!
Many people advocate this method or that technique or some book or other. They all can be effective in teaching languages BUT will it enable learners to learn what you need to AND to keep learning once they have put that book down or finished the course?
Without improving their language…Continue
I'm busy organizing, curating, developing courses for EnglishCentral. We'll have a nice slate of courses teachers can select and use to teach their students. Professionally sequenced, organized and with specifically selected vocabulary for study. Stay tuned!
In the meantime, I've made …Continue
Published by The NYT, it could be an excellent resource to deal with Geography, Economics, crisis, social issues, sterotypes and COMPARATIVES & SUPERLATIVES, OF COURSE.…Continue
Do you have any ideas for communicative activities with requests and offers? (role play, games, ...)
Can you …? Yes, of course
Could you …? Yes, certainly.
Do you mind … (+ -ing)? …Continue
Forgetting what could make me a future Anglicist would be to be mistaken me. The site EFL CLASSROOM returns validly the diverse elements and the tools for a best learning in English. That is why, at no moment I did not hesitate to master this so interesting tongue. Very soon, will be born in my district a CLUB OF ENGLISH LEARNERS : it will include all those who will have in heart this determination to win and know how to speak English as their mother tongue. See you then for beautiful…Continue
I would like to share my humble contribution to the celebration of the International Women's Day. The contents and activities are intended for young adults mainly. Please, feel free to use with your classes.
The resources are to be found in …Continue
Are we becoming a thoughtless & thankless lot?
I'm suggesting that a small "thank you" to those who share their resources and ideas with fellow educators seems to be becoming a thing of the past.
It's almost as if people are expected to share with no acknowledgement, let alone reward.
While some no doubt are happy to do so anyway, in other cases it actually STIFLES conversations & sharing and could lead to resentments.
Is saying "thanks" a thing of the…Continue