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Teaching English

Blog of the Month Award Winner!

Many thanks to all the amazing people on the Teaching English - British Council Facebook page who voted for this post to win the April Blog of the Month award! Voting, I should say means engaging with the piece in... Continue Reading →

The rise of AI and ELT

In my first teaching job, 16 years ago and a continent away, we had a prospective student walk into the school to do a placement test.  He spoke to a colleague about what he wanted and told her he had... 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 →

One Picture – Six activities!

My latest blog post for the British Council Teaching English website is now live - click the link to find out more about "A house of mystery and secrets" It was a really fun challenge to try - all the bloggers... Continue Reading →

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 →

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