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Sandy Millin



Technologically and linguistically adventurous EFL teacher, trainer, writer and manager



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IATEFL 2018: In the classroomsandymillinMultiple entry point model'Fat rescues' articleWe have moved

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:00:46 +0000

This is a collection of talks I saw at IATEFL Brighton 2018 which have ideas that can be used in the classroom, or thoughts on methodology that may influence your classroom practice. They’re arranged roughly from what I perceived to be the most theoretical to the most immediately practical (as in, activities you could use […]


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Tips for Dips (guest post)sandymillinHelen

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 16:10:55 +0000

My colleague Helen Rountree is in the process of completing her Trinity DipTESOL. In this guest post, she shares some of the tips she has been given while doing the course. Note: all links to books are my affiliate links to Amazon. Language Awareness & The Exam Tips: Do some full, timed practise exams before […]


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Making the most of blogs (IH Torun 2018)sandymillinTorun

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 14:00:40 +0000

Every year in April, our sister school at International House Torun runs their Teacher Training Day, attracting local teachers and international visitors to this beautiful city: My presentation this year was the most recent version of one I’ve done a few times before, now featuring ELT Playbook 1, my ebook for new teachers. If you […]


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IATEFL 2018: Management, teacher training and developmentsandymillin

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:18:24 +0000

I started off the IATEFL Brighton 2018 conference at the joint Pre-Conference Event (PCE) run by the Leadership and Management (LAMSIG) and Teacher Development (TDSIG) Special Interest Groups. I have already summarized what I learnt that day, but have included more detailed information from the sessions here, interspersed with ideas from the main conference, hence […]


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How to use social media (IATEFL How To)sandymillin

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 04:00:11 +0000

IATEFL were kind enough to ask Mike Harrison and I to give one of the sessions in the How To track this year, explaining How to use social media at IATEFL and beyond. Here are the slides from the sessions. You need to sign in to SlideShare if you want to download them. Feel free […]


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Is personalised teacher development really possible? (IATEFL 2018 LAMSIG and TDSIG PCE)sandymillin

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 21:14:01 +0000

Here’s a quick summary from the IATEFL Brighton 2018 pre-conference event I attended today, co-organised by the Teacher Development and Leadership and Management Special Interest Groups. Please note: it’s my interpretation of the ideas and themes from the day, so I’m happy for anybody who would like to add to or edit my impressions of […]


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IATEFL 2018 talkssandymillinELT Playbook 1 postcards

Sun, 08 Apr 2018 16:54:04 +0000

I’m currently on the train to IATEFL Brighton 2018, finishing off my preparations for my talk(s) this year. For those of you who will be at the conference, I’ll be presenting twice. My first talk is on Tuesday 10th April, 11:55-12:25. The room is called ‘Cambridge’ and has a 250 capacity, so there’s plenty of […]


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Pre-conference excitementsandymillinELT Playbook 1 postcards

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 18:30:33 +0000

Looking through the programme. Highlighting all the sessions I’m interested in, knowing there are far too many. Relishing the variety of what’s on offer. Getting messages from people who I’ll be meeting for the first time. Looking forward to seeing people I haven’t seen for ages. Preparing two sessions (yes, two) 😉 Travelling. Seeing the […]


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On choosing coursebooks (badly)sandymillinA corridor between two long bookshelves filled with coursebooks

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 20:54:48 +0000

In the last couple of weeks I’ve written a couple of posts about coursebooks, the first describing my requests for publishers and writers to take into account, and the second a list of questions for anybody who feels like reviewing the coursebooks they’re using so we can all make a more informed choice. I’ve also seen […]


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Coursebook review questionssandymillinCoursebooks

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 22:00:16 +0000

Following my recent post about coursebooks, Ian Parr asked on Twitter if a site existed for teachers to write reviews of coursebooks. As far as I know, there isn’t one, but I think it would be great idea, as at the moment I think the only way I know about which coursebooks to use are […]


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