Brexit, Immigration, and English Language Teaching

Before 2016, June 24th had always had positive connotations for me. It’s Midsummer. It’s my birthday. It’s Lionel Messi’s birthday. A good day. That is, until this year. Nigel Farage declared June 24th 2016 to be Britain’s new “Independence Day”, in celebration of the fact that the EU Referendum held the day before had just … Continue reading Brexit, Immigration, and English Language Teaching

Speaking Lesson Plan (B2+): Selfies and Self-Portraits

Materials to download Powerpoint presentation: selfies-1(.pdf format)   selfies-1 (.ppt format) Descriptions of self-portraits for the reading stage: selfie-descriptions (.docx format)selfie-descriptions (.pdf format) This is a fun EFL lesson plan I created to provide speaking and vocabulary practice to  higher level students. It encourages discussion around the subject of art, modern “selfie” culture, and ends with a CAE part … Continue reading Speaking Lesson Plan (B2+): Selfies and Self-Portraits