Monthly Archives: November 2014

Questions prompted by the Image Conference 2014

I’ve just got back from a great weekend in Cordoba visiting friends and attending the Image Conference. This event, organised this year by IH Cordoba, comprised a full day of talks – 8 in total, including the opening and closing plenaries – interspersed with coffee breaks and a delicious lunch. There was a great range of […]

Infographic about Testing (Paper 2, Q1)

To procrastinate doing real studying, but to appease my “monitor” by making it look like I was studying, I made an infographic about testing. I upload it here for you in case you should find it useful, or it should inspire you to make one (assumptions, anyone?).  

My Nominations for the Edublogs Awards 2014

I’ve never done this before – last year I was too new to the whole thing – and now I’m getting involved! The Edublogs Awards, according to their website, aim to “promote and demonstrate the educational values of social media.”  I’ve learnt such a lot from other teachers’ blogs over the last year or so and just […]

Intensive DELTA Course Weeks 8 & 9

It’s all over! Apart from the actual exam, of course. I’ve combined the last two weeks (which covered Module 1) into one post, mostly because there’s not a lot to say. Pretty much the whole course was spent getting to know the rubrics of the exam,  how to lay out our answers, and practising it.  There was […]

How to use this blog

I’ve been meaning to write this for some time. A year after starting the blog seems like a good time (!), especially as I’ve just finished the DELTA and have had the opportunity to reflect a bit more on lesson planning and materials selection. So, as you’ll know if you’ve read the ‘About’ page, this […]

It’s Translation, Jim, but not as we know it.*

*if you ever taught or were taught using the Grammar-Translation method. I have recently completed DELTA module 2 (thank you, yes, I am exhausted) and as part of the course, we had to do an experimental practice, i.e. teach a lesson using an approach, method or technique we had never tried before. I chose translation for various […]

Intensive DELTA Course Week 7

WHOOOOP! The final week of module 2 is OVER! This one’s just a shortie, as we had no input this week and just had to finish things off (aside from the big LSA 4, of course). 1. What was your lightbulb moment this week? Definitely all out of bulbs at this point. 2. What was […]