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Conferences, workshops, lesson plans, books reviewed by an ESOL teacher

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This blog is retired

Tue, 07 Aug 2012 10:27:59 +0000

This is just a brief one to say that I will no longer be posting on this blog. Thank you very much for reading. If you would like to follow what I’m up to, please come and find me at … Continue reading

App review – Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary

Tue, 11 Oct 2011 18:39:11 +0000

Following a post I recently wrote on the usefulness of learner dictionaries in the language classroom, I received an interesting email from Mary Franklin at OUP. Would I be interested in reviewing the new OALD app for the iPhone/iPad? So … Continue reading

Networks and self-organisation

Wed, 13 Apr 2011 09:04:26 +0000

For the second session to attend at ISTEK, I went to Willy Cardoso’s workshop, Networks and Self-Organization: A Systems Thinking for Effective Practice. I first met Willy in London after a day spent working at the British Council with Callie … Continue reading

20 steps and the Art of Unplugged

Mon, 11 Apr 2011 19:23:28 +0000

Just about a week ago, I had the pleasure of seeing Luke Meddings give a talk twice in four days, first at ISTEK and then at the British Council. This time last year, or maybe about 18 months ago, if … Continue reading

Making Dreams Touchable

Wed, 16 Feb 2011 16:46:32 +0000

On 15 February I was at the British Council, Spring Gardens for a seminar given by Jeremy Harmer on using poetry and music for language teaching. This comes off the back of a show he has done with Steve Bingham, … Continue reading

TESOL France 2010 – Day 1 Saturday 27th November

Tue, 30 Nov 2010 17:40:31 +0000

Well, actually, I say day 1, but I really mean that it was day 1 for me. The conference kicked off with poster presentations and an opening plenary on Extensive Reading (it’s good, y’know…) on Friday 26th. I, however, was … Continue reading

Make Pronunciation Physical! – Adrian Underhill at BELTE 2010

Tue, 16 Nov 2010 15:50:10 +0000

I was at the Brighton English Language Training event (BELTE) on Saturday 23 October with the British Council (together with Phil Bird, Callie Wilkinson, Amanda Wilson and Melissa Cudmore) presenting the resources the Council has on its LearnEnglish and Teaching … Continue reading

The Language Show 2010

Sat, 16 Oct 2010 19:48:02 +0000

Today I was at the Language Show, which was this year held at Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre (the West Bromption section of the building – Earl’s Court is massive!). I’d like to give some general impressions I’ve had of the … Continue reading

The Blog is dead. Long live the Blog.

Thu, 07 Oct 2010 14:51:43 +0000

No, not a post claiming that blogging is passé. Far from it my friends. Nope. Just got a fairly cool idea of what to do with my Edublogs space now I have my own site at Pretty soon – … Continue reading

Anatomy of a Facebook Page

Sun, 26 Sep 2010 14:40:50 +0000

Cross-post from In preparation for my presentation on a week next Saturday (9 October to be precise) for the 3rd Virtual Round Table conference, I’ve decided to post a quick guide to the layout of my Facebook Page. This … Continue reading