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10 Sep 2014

Continued Professional Development takes many forms for many people.

12 Jul 2014

Receptive skills - in particular the art of processing listening texts - often hold an important position in curricula.

26 Mar 2014

Spring to me doesn't mean flowers in bloom, it means conferencing.

31 Jan 2014

A new year, a new beginning ... a new post.

07 Nov 2013

Ongoing evaluation in basic education

01 Feb 2011

I started blogging four years ago with my students.

24 May 2009

I’m a Guest Writer. I’ve never been called that before.

  • Continued Professional Development takes many forms for many people. For some it is simply their on-going development lesson by lesson. For others, it is rather the certificates collected at the end of further development courses. Having spent a...
  • This is probably due to the quite simple notion that the development of good listening skills, particularly dealing with unknown vocabulary and inferring meaning, needs to be dealt with within a controlled environment i.e. the classroom. Teaching...
  • Spring to me doesn’t mean flowers in bloom, it means conferencing. I’ve been thinking about whether I could generalise the way I watch conference presentations to then come up with a list of things I think are good to keep in mind, which can maybe...
  • I tried to decide on 'the one' topic, and yet, as it happens, interconnected thoughts kept coming to me ... I do wonder why.So ... main aim here is to share my hands-on experience (mind you, I started as a EFL/ESL teacher on 13 January 1988) Many...
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  •   I started blogging four years ago with my students. Then, before I went to do a presentation about my class blog at an international conference, I started my teacher blog thinking that I could use it as a portfolio.  Not long after that, I started...
  • These are some of the titles I’ve gone under: teacher, assistant director of studies, director of studies, teacher trainer, school director, head of teacher training, MA student, coursebook author, conference speaker, panellist, plenary speaker,...