Christmas IELTS!

Teaching IELTS isn’t always fun, especially at Christmas time: when everyone else in the school is having a class party and watching Christmas specials of Mr Bean, you’re still slaving away at the coalface of academic English. So this year, I’ve tried to plan something that will satisfy the need to bring some of the … Continue reading Christmas IELTS!

Reading and Writing lesson plan: tweets, complaints and compound nouns

As I described in my last post, I’ve recently finished the teaching practice of the DipTESOL. I wanted to share one of the lessons I created for the course, which was based around using Twitter to complain about service during a holiday. The students I was teaching were all young adults who were learning English … Continue reading Reading and Writing lesson plan: tweets, complaints and compound nouns

“The unhealthy noise in our profession” – Teacher Talking Time

A busy few weeks have meant an unavoidable hiatus on the blog, and unfortunately also meant that I missed this year’s IATEFL conference in Glasgow. However, I’ve been trying to catch up on what I missed, and one of the talks that grabbed my ¬†attention was this one by the great Jamie Keddie, on the … Continue reading “The unhealthy noise in our profession” – Teacher Talking Time