Monthly Archives: November 2013

every board tells a story?

This is the third post in a short series about teaching beginners. You can see the first and second posts here and here. This was our board at the end of the second lesson. ( Click on the photo to … Continue reading

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first steps

In my last post I talked about a new class I’m teaching and some of the thoughts coming out of the first lesson.  In this post I’m moving on to lesson two … Of course, no lesson is an island, … Continue reading

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barefoot with beginners

A few weeks ago I started a new class. An A1.1 class.  It’s been a long time since I’ve taught beginners. Or I should say it’s been a long time since I taught English to beginners. It’s a small class. … Continue reading

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Macmillan online conference 2013 slideshow

Making the most of reading texts A big thank you to everyone who was at the webinar – and a special thanks to people tweeting from the session. It was great fun! Here’s the slideshow: reading texts mac 2013 The … Continue reading

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Macmillan online conference 2013

Tomorrow  at 11am CET I will be presenting a webinar at the Macmillan Online Conference.  Two years ago I presented a webinar on extensive reading and we discussed ways of encouraging students to read for pleasure beyond the classroom. This … Continue reading

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