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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 →

IH Teachers’ Online Conference #IHTOC60


IH are running another one of their increasingly popular Online Conferences this weekend:  or at least Friday 24th May and Saturday 25th May. It's a slightly different premise this time however, as the speakers are being limited to ten minute... Continue Reading →

What really goes into your lesson plan?


Getting learners to think about their writing BEFORE they put pen to paper is a thankless task.  Most seem to prefer the "stream of consciousness" approach, where the words flow ceaselessly out of the brain, down the arm and out, via... Continue Reading →

A brief survey of Working Conditions in ELT


The response to one of my recent posts on whether it's possible to have a normal life and work in ELT was quite strong and very heartfelt - clearly there are a lot of teachers who are feeling themselves to be... Continue Reading →

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