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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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Brainstorming – Book Review


The process of brainstorming in the classroom is often a rather haphazard and stilted affair.  Learners are coming into a topic area they know little about and feel uncomfortable in, they might feel that they don't have the language to... 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 →

Behavioural Economics and ELT: Meaning, Acknowledgement & Pride.


It's that time of year again, where classes are winding down and courses are effectively finished in all but name and teachers round the world are looking for interesting things to do with their students for the last few lessons... Continue Reading →

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