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Binomials, dictagloss and expanding range

So, a good friend of mine, Kat, has started her DELTA, so I dug out some of my books and started flicking through them and had the idea that Binomials might be quite a useful thing to help my students make their informal writing seem a little more natural and give it that extra sparkle it needs. 633 more words


Workshop on Learner Autonomy at the ELTC

Yesterday (Wednesday the 3rd December, 2015) saw me deliver my first workshop at Sheffield University’s ELTC. This seems a rather fitting way to round off (well, there *are* only a couple weeks left!) my first full term as a teacher here! 955 more words

Learner Autonomy

Letting Go

The Curator

Having a background in museums, I’m well familiar with the term “curate”. In a museum sense, the curator is the subject specialist and chief story-teller. 883 more words


Today you might meet a tall dark stranger - Horoscopes for Modals

So as you know, we try, as much as possible, to use found authentic sources here, though sometimes we do write them ourselves.  This is in the former category, as I don’t fancy myself as a mystic meg. 557 more words


Adult Beginners: Reflecting on what helps them learn

Learning Strategies and Reflection for my Adult Beginner Students

This semester, teaching at the Canal Alliance in San Rafael, CA, I’ve undertaken a small Action Research project.  1,682 more words

Reflective Practice

Word Maps

I’ve been experimenting with how to encourage students to discover language themselves, at home, without touching a textbook or a grammar book. Despite being initially pessimistic about how engaging this is for adult learners, I’ve changed my mind, as it has proved quite popular! 307 more words


What may M-Learning look like in the future?

The ownership and use of mobile devices is increasing around the world. Statistics from 2012 shared in a presentation by Dr. Palalas (2014) show that ownership and use of smart phones is increasing with over 253 billion mobile apps downloaded worldwide. 751 more words