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One size does not fit all – a guest post by Sirja Bessero

Sirja is Estonian. She teaches English at a design college in Sierre in the Swiss Alps. We met recently over coffee and croissant at the ETAS annual conference in Yverdon.  We fell so easily into conversation it felt like we’d … Continue reading

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First impressions – a guest post by Sandy Millin

I am delighted to be able to welcome back Sandy Millin as a guest blogger to Close Up.  I met Sandy through Twitter and we’ve worked on a couple of things together already, including a joint post on using cuisenaire … Continue reading

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Cuisenaire rods

A few weeks ago, I got involved in a twitter conversation with Sandy Millin about cuisenaire rods and how and why we use them in class. We  both thought it’d be worth exploring beyond the 140 character limit of our … Continue reading

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Guest post by Fiona Mauchline

Translation – the conversation continues I’m delighted to be able to welcome Fiona Mauchline as a guest blogger on Close up.  It was a conversation with Fiona and Mike Harrison (itself inspired by a recent #eltchat session on twitter)  that … 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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The Day Nothing Became Everything – a guest post by Cecilia Coelho

I’m really pleased to be able to introduce my first guest to the blog, Cecilia Coelho, a teacher and trainer working in Brazil.   She, too, took the English Raven challenge.  And here’s her “close up” on how she took the plunge.  Thanks, … Continue reading

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