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April 2012

#APPI 2012: Claudia Ferradas – The certainty of uncertainty: meeting the challenge of change


A late session choice after I realising I was in the wrong room and the one I'd planned to see was full... Claudia Ferradas - The certainty of uncertainty: meeting the challenge of change Apparently we're going to start with... Continue Reading →

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#APPI 2012: Anna Uhl Chamot – Teaching Learning Strategies in the English Classroom


I'm hoping this will be a follow up to the talk Anna Chamot gave yesterday at #APPI, which was more about the why of learning strategies, why they are important and how they can help.  This I'm hoping will be... Continue Reading →

#APPI 2012: Nik Peachy: Developing materials and practices for the digital generation


This blog post reports from the APPI 2012 conference in Coimbra, Portugal.  The theme of the conference is “Motivated Teachers make a difference” – I’m updating as I go, so apologies for any typos, I’ll try and clear those up... Continue Reading →

#APPI 2012: Scott Thornbury – It’s getting better all the time: Motivating teachers


This blog post reports from the APPI 2012 conference in Coimbra, Portugal.  The theme of the conference is “Motivated Teachers make a difference” – I’m updating as I go, so apologies for any typos, I’ll try and clear those up... Continue Reading →

#APPI 2012: Nicky Hockly – Digital Literacies


This blog post reports from the APPI 2012 conference in Coimbra, Portugal.  The theme of the conference is “Motivated Teachers make a difference” – I’m updating as I go, so apologies for any typos, I’ll try and clear those up... Continue Reading →

#APPI 2012: Anna Uhl Chamot – How language learning strategies instruction motivates teachers.


This blog post reports from the APPI 2012 conference in Coimbra, Portugal.  The theme of the conference is "Motivated Teachers make a difference" - I'm updating as I go, so apologies for any typos, I'll try and clear those up... Continue Reading →

PHRAS.IN – Say this or say that?


This is a quite a neat tool for learners who are trying to find the right way to express something - PHRAS.IN - Say this or say that?. You type in two choices and it comes back and tells you which... Continue Reading →

Getting learners writing: FoldBooks!


It can be difficult to get learners writing, especially young learners who often see writing as an imposition on classroom fun and games - so fun ways to encourage learner writing are always welcome. At the FoldPlay website, they've come up with FoldBooks.... Continue Reading →

TBPPP: A fusion methodology?


I was trying to plan a lesson the other day, by which I mean I was sitting there with a course book, a biro and the back of a discarded handout (which I find is the most efficient way of... Continue Reading →

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