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Three things for a first class

I’d like to share a post I wrote recently for the British Council Teaching English blog site. It may be a bit late for some of you, or maybe not really relevant at this time of year, but hopefully some … Continue reading

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What’s my role?

[part of an on-going series about teaching an A1.1 class using a negotiated-syllabus approach] As soon as we’d finished our class yesterday, I sat down at the computer to write a summary – not for the class, but for myself.  … Continue reading

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following a thread

A storm has blown up once again in the blogosphere over grammar McNuggets and it got me thinking about how I serve them up with my present class of beginners. So I decided to pick out one particular nugget and … Continue reading

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talking dogme (2) looking back

This week has been a fairly busy week, a lot of hours away from my computer screen for a change, and lots of walks in and out of shady Plaza Mina in the centre of old town Cádiz.  That’s where … Continue reading

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talking dogme

Tomorrow morning (Saturday, May 4), I’m attending a local teachers’ event at the Active Language centre in Cádiz.  The event is run by TEFL del Sur. It’s a relatively young association.  It was set up in 2011 and is spear-headed by … Continue reading

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Making waves?

This post is a very late contribution to  Jason Renshaw‘s  wandrous whiteboard challenge. The basic idea is to start the activity (and preferably the lesson) with a blank board and to ask the students to fill the board with whatever … Continue reading

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a conversation about twitter

Sitting at the kitchen table, checking tweetdeck. I liked the questions and where they led us, and the outsider’s view on my new (ish) obsession 😉 C = me S= my eight year old son S Why’s your photo on … Continue reading

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