You’re a 13-year-old school student. You’re away from your home and your family. How do you tell your host family that you don’t like the food? Perhaps your teacher can help you work it out with this Forum Theatre style activity. I had intended to have written about this and more by now, but I threw […]

Wow, I haven’t posted ALL YEAR. There are two main reasons for this: 1) if there was time to do extra-curricular writing, it meant there was time to write my extended assignment (I’ve used that excuse a lot); 2) I moved to a new city and a new job, and it took a bit of time to find my […]

Thank you to everyone who nominated my blog! People have always been so supportive about this blog and it’s much appreciated! It’s  been shortlisted in two categories: Best individual blog 2014 Best Teacher blog 2014 Now it’s time for the voting. If you visit the site using the links above, you can see the different websites that […]

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 […]

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?).  

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

*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 […]

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 […]