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July 2014

Book Review: Punctuation..? (and a competition!)


Punctuation..? by User Design is a svelte and elegant illustrated guide for the rest of us. As you might have guessed from the title, it gives an overview of 21 different punctuation marks from the everyday comma to the more... Continue Reading →

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Shoot me now… #ObservationCalamities


It was just one of those lessons.  Sometimes you can judge within about three minutes how an observed lesson is going to go – it’s about how present the teacher is, how at home they are with the class, the... Continue Reading →

Guest Post: Living and Working with Diabetes


Being ill is never nice.  Being ill in a foreign country where you don't speak the language and maybe don't know how to ask for help is really, really tough.  For all those language teachers around the world who have... Continue Reading →

The 250th Post: A reflection


This is the 250th blog post I've written.  That's quite a lot, in fact, you know that novel that everyone's got hiding inside them?  I could probably have written mine by now.  And possibly even a sequel! I wrote my... Continue Reading →

Motivating students – teacher talk video


So this is the first in a series of videos being put together by the Teaching English (British Council | BBC) website where some of the blogging team on the site talk about a particular topic or issue. Myself,  Adam Simpson,... Continue Reading →

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