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From Can’t to Can: changing thinking about exams #iatefl2017


Recently I was lucky enough to run a workshop at IATEFL Glasgow on helping students in language exam classes feel more confident in their abilities. As promised in the session, here are the slides from the session, which I re-titled... Continue Reading →

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What are we thinking in ELT?


If you were about to start thinking about a dissertation or thesis in ELT, what would you write it about? There’s a number of ways of looking at this: Practicality Passion Previous Practicality – what’s easiest and most practical to... Continue Reading →

Free Online #BESIG Workshop – Personalised Learning Programmes


It's my very great privilege to be running a free online workshop for the IATEFL BESIG next Sunday - 7th June. BESIG is the Business English Special Interest Group and they have been running their weekend workshop series since February... Continue Reading →

Reason to Read – a genre specific approach to developing reading skills


In my recent talk at IATEFL 2015, I argued that the standard approach to reading in ELT is ineffective and that tasks which reflect a broader range of genres and more realistic reasons for reading are preferable, and I demonstrated... Continue Reading →

#IATEFL 2014: The Sugata Mitra Debate


Well.  This one was controversial.  In some respects what Sugata Mitra said in his plenary on Saturday morning doesn't even matter anymore, such was the debate it sparked and which still continues via facebook and twitter. Mitra, it is clear,... Continue Reading →

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