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Digital Tools for EAP Reading

I wrote an article on Digital Tools for EAP Reading that appears in the July-August issue of IATEFL Voices. In contrast to academic journals focusing on theoretical issues, IATEFL Voices is more geared toward classroom practice, which is right up my alley in terms of what I like to write and present about. I wrote … Continue reading

IATEFL Liverpool: Day 3

Session 3.2: Moving into academic management: tips for teachers. Stephanie Dimond-Bayir& Vicky McWilliam A wonderfully accessible and interactive session aimed at new managers (of which I a one!) It looked at the broad strokes of managing, and how to leverage our skills as teachers into successfully managing programs and staff. There were experienced managers present ( all … Continue reading

IATEFL Liverpool: Day 2

Day two at of the IATEFL conference was a day of extremes; it included some of the best stuff I saw at the whole conference, and one of the worst conference presentations I have ever seen!Since I subscribe to the “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all” school, I will refrain … Continue reading

Teaching Tips from Ferris Bueller

I went to a fun session at IATEFL Liverpool : Do something you don’t want to do, every day, by Sarah Milligan of the Macmillan English Campus. One of the five ideas they presented was for teachers not to be afraid of silence in the classroom, and they used this hilarious clip from the film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off to illustrate how not to … Continue reading

IATEFL Liverpool: Day 1

David Crystal Plenary (available online here.) Sometimes a talk may leave you contemplating something tangential or not related at all to its main focus. David Crystal’s plenary session was, for me, an example of this. He dealt with the idea of blends, or the non-standard grammar “mistakes” that emerge in speech and are part of … Continue reading

IATEFL 2013 Wrap Up

In this day and age of live-tweeting and instant publishing, I know that information transfer is often instant. But here I am, almost two weeks after the fact, with my blog posts from the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language conference, held in Liverpool, from April 9-12. Better late than never! … Continue reading

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