thinking about language teaching


February 2014

Tests, Tests and more Tests…

February seems to be all about tests.  All my classes have just done their mid-year grammar and vocabulary tests, my exam class students have just done a mock exam and are getting ready for the real thing in March, and... Continue Reading →


Pronunciation matters people!   Happy Valentine's Day.

The Learning Style Debate

I am sceptical about learning styles.  Much is made of them, CELTA and DELTA trainees are required to learn about them and to plan their lessons taking into account activities that cater to the visual, auditory or kinaesthetic sensibilities of... Continue Reading →

Language Needs in Europe Survey

Northumbria University and King's College London are running a survey to try and discover the language needs of young adults across Europe. If you teach young adults (18-24 range), you can help by completing the survey - and there is... Continue Reading →

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