Monthly Archives: October 2010

You’ve got mail

The email experiment continues …. Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been experimenting with emails and extending  my classes beyond the classroom. In the first post I wrote about the experiment,  Every lesson tells a story,  I described how … Continue reading

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This is just to say …

This post is inspired by Scott Thornbury and his post, P is for Poetry.  This is one of my favourite ways in to using poetry in the classroom. I’ve found it works with all kinds of classes, from A2 up, … Continue reading

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One word lessons

Andrew Pickles recently wrote a great post about a one word lesson at Idle EFL thoughts .  His word was “hot” and the lesson that grew out of it is described here . It got me thinking about a blog … Continue reading

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By the way … a guest post by Daniel Barber

I’m really please to be able to invite another “guest” to the blog.  Daniel Barber is  a teacher, trainer and co-owner of the Active Language Centre in Cádiz, where the two of us are sharing a class at the moment, … Continue reading

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