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Heads down = “real” work

We had a wonderful professional development session yesterday  by Ceri Jones on coursebooks.  It was a wonderful moment of querying the role of coursebooks in our classes and really thinking about how we use them. We discussed what the coursebook means to us individually and the content of an ideal coursebook, looking at how our […]

One-Board Games…extra ideas

Thanks to everyone who came to my talk on Sunday.  Some of the materials are available here and below are the extra ideas which people shared during feedback…   * If you’re worried about class control (use of L1, students focussing on the game rather than the linguistic element), why not project the board and […]

One-Board Games

This term is great for professional development, with something happening every month.  In January, there was the TEFL del Sur  Swap Shop, last month was FECEI‘s annual event in Madrid and now I’m getting ready for TESOL-SPAIN‘s annual conference, which this year is being held in Sevilla. My theme for this workshop is one-board games, […]

Kids TV 1,2,3!

I gave a talk on Saturday at ACEIA, the annual conference for language schools in Andalucía.  Towards the end I asked participants to share their favourite activities with VYLs and as I was wandering around, I heard one of the participants mention Kids TV 1,2,3 – a youTube channel which has a great range of […]

Crazy Animals

  A moment to share a great resource and say, “Congratulations” to the British Council for producing a great free e-book, Crazy Animals and Other Activities for teaching Young Learners, featuring yours truly as a contributor!  Unfortunately, my idea, The Dog, wasn’t picked for the book – but if you feel you’re missing out, you […]