Reflections on authenticity in teaching and learning

dare to hope, hope to dare

I have noticed for a while now an increasing sense of frustration in the field of EAP as well as HE as a whole.  From chatting and working with other … Continue reading

17/05/2018 · 4 Comments

An Exploration of a Negotiated Syllabus

Reflections on another attempt at a more authentic learning experience… I used to teach an Advanced Writing module for CEFR C1 level Erasmus/Study Abroad students.  When I stepped into the … Continue reading

27/02/2015 · Leave a comment

EAP Dogme-style: A conference in Denmark just before lunch.

Following on from my last post regarding my workshops in Brno at Masaryk University, these are the questions I left you dangling on tenterhooks with… So…What did they write? Did … Continue reading

28/05/2014 · 1 Comment

EAP Dogme style @ Masaryk University: The run up

Just before Christmas I had a wonderful long weekend in Brno in the Czech Republic where I led two days of workshops, for PhD students and teachers at Masaryk Uni. … Continue reading

13/01/2014 · Leave a comment

Speaking Skills for Academic Purposes @Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

Following my BALEAP workshop on Dogme and EAP back in April, I was invited to deliver 2 days of workshops (one for lecturers and one for students) at Masaryk University … Continue reading

18/11/2013 · Leave a comment

A quick re blog

Originally posted on Five against one: Teaching against the odds.:
Just wanted to give this blog a wider audience. Check out this post from Anthony Gaughn –

11/10/2013 · Leave a comment

Dogme and EAP @ BALEAP: Part 1

BALEAP Nottingham April 2013, what a great conference!  I can’t believe it was 2 months ago already!  It was the first time I’d attended this dedicated EAP event and I got … Continue reading

11/06/2013 · 1 Comment

Praise be (not so good)!

I had not done my homework.  First Hindi lesson back after Christmas and I arrived sheepishly aware of the fact that I had not once glanced at my Hindi books/materials over … Continue reading

16/01/2013 · 18 Comments

Dogme & EAP proposal for BALEAP 2013 accepted!

I will be presenting ‘The Dogme approach and EAP: invigorating the EAP classroom’ at BALEAP Biennal Conference at the University of Nottingham, 19-21 April next year.  I’m very excited as … Continue reading

17/12/2012 · Leave a comment

Peer Testing – student feedback

I finally have a little time to catch up on those ‘I really need to follow that up’ things on my mental To-Do list.  This is one of them.  Back … Continue reading

04/12/2012 · Leave a comment