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Speaking IH young learners conference in Prauge

  I am very excited to announce that I will be doing a workshop on Dyslexic students at the IH Young Learners Conference in Prague on the 3rd of March. As someone who is Dyslexic and had “trouble” learning foreign languages when I was younger It is a topic that is very close to my […]

A Few Simple Ideas for Young Learner Classes

Krakow Podgorze 2016

I’ve been teaching a lot of “pre-teens” [10-13] kids recently and I’ve found a few little ways to adapt activities and generate interest in topics a bit more. I thought I’d share a few of my go to idea at the moment. 1. Surveys and forms to fill in It’s amazing how a series of […]

How I’m Planning My IATEFL Poland Talk This Year

Last year I had the wonderful opportunity to deliver a session at IATEFL Poland in Szczecin. It was a great development opportunity that my employer helped pay for the travel. So when I saw there was an opportunity to speak again this year, I leaped at the opportunity. There was only one issue…I didn’t have […]

The Master of None English Teacher

One of the attributes I’ve looked for in job opportunities has been to not be lumped with only one type of student. Be that general english, adults, teens, in state school, business or whatever. It’s not that I dislike any of these groups of students its just that I really enjoy and value the variety […]

5 things that aren’t on a YL teachers job description (but should be)

There have been several moments during my career where somethings happened and I’ve thought “This wasn’t on the job description”. Mostly, these have happened with Young (and very young) learners, but there were some exceptions. Anyway, I thought I’d share 5 things that aren’t on a Young Learners teacher’s Job description (but should be). 1. […]

3 Alternatives To Hangman Which Aren’t Hangman (But Kind of Are)

Hangman is a common resident of many English language teaching classrooms. For low levels and young learners it has a great advantage of getting kids to say individual letters and help clarify some differences and confusion (for example E, I and A in Polish or H, J and W in Spanish). However, it can also […]

If I started blogging about ELT today…

I’ve been at IATEFL Poland (In Szczecin) this weekend and it’s got me reflecting on my history in teaching and also writing/blogging about teaching. I’ve run this site (or something similar) for the last five year I think now. In that time a lot of things have changed (when I started, smartphones were still a […]

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