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Game it!

I might be away on project work, but great things are in store and just wanted to share the excitement :)

So here’s a little preview…until the end of September when I’ll be meeting & sharing with excellent educators at the TESOL Greece Start-of-the-Year event!

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Using Text Chat in ELT

This is an article I recently wrote for English Australia Journal.

Using text chat in ELT

With the rise of mobile technology and social networks, text chat has become a common means of communicating for many around the world. 1,372 more words

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23 Great Websites for WebQuests

WebQuests are a fun way for learners to develop their reading skills (skimming, scanning, reading for gist and detail) and become more digitally literate. With the explosion of mobile technology, learners are already doing a large percentage of their reading online, whether in their mother tongue or English. 381 more words

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Using Cuisenaire Rods in ELT:  Colorful blocks of awesomeness

For this blog post I am going to move away from my usual theme – the use of tech in ELT – and look at one of my favourite teaching tools: Cuisenaire rods. 1,023 more words

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A digital graded reader

If you are an online teacher interested in using grader readers with their learners or bricks-and-mortar teacher looking to promote extensive reading, I have recently self-published a digital graded reader. 66 more words

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Saudi stories: It's About Time

Standing in front of the classroom, I was aware of two things: One, the practice IELTS exam for my class was running slightly behind – by a factor of 5 minutes. 501 more words

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Saudi Travel Stories: At a Loss for Words

At a Loss for Words

One difficulty with living in a non-English environment is that you lose some words. Sometimes, it’s obvious when this happens. You find yourself stopping mid-sentence, floundering about for the desired term before finally picking a similar one. 171 more words

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