Reflections on authenticity in teaching and learning
My name is Emma Lay and I am from Birmingham in the UK.
My Brummie accent is not as strong as my dad’s. I’ve been in ELT for 15 years.
I thought I was going to be an actress when I was younger. I have worked in UK and overseas schools and universities.
I was in Italy for 6 months; I can speak Italian. I was in Japan for 2 years; I cannot speak Japanese.
I’ve presented at conferences.
My handwriting still changes depending on my mood. I have an MA in Ancient Greek Civilisation.
I have only seen the acropolis in Athens through a car window. I did my DELTA in 2004.
I am a qualified CELTA trainer.
I’m not sure teacher ‘training’ is a nice term.
I have worked as coordinator and Director of Studies.
I forget to take the rubbish out almost every week.
I’m a big believer in critical and transformative pedagogy, and Dogme ELT.
My family think my ideas are too left-wing.
I love hearing people speaking different languages on the bus.
I had a letter from my history teacher telling me to always be myself.
I think the most important thing in teaching is keeping it real.
packing up and moving to the sticks
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