Reflections on authenticity in teaching and learning

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

“Tell someone what you’ve learnt”

Looking through my notes, I see a quote from my Hindi teacher Meena during my second lesson: “Tell someone what you’ve learnt”. I’ve often paused during a lesson to give my … Continue reading

24/11/2012 · 1 Comment

“But I don’t eat cucumber!”

Hindi classes continue to go well.  Today we started with our teacher Meena checking our homework 1-2-1 while the rest of us checked ours and did a few other bits … Continue reading

17/11/2012 · Leave a comment

Alan Duff R.I.P.

  I loved The Mind’s Eye, it was one of the books on the shelf in the staff room at Brasshouse from ‘a bygone era’ (having started teaching EFL in 2000) and … Continue reading

04/10/2012 · Leave a comment

Dogme and EAP

Just putting together a proposal for BALEAP (April, 2013) about Dogme and EAP…watch this space.

27/09/2012 · 1 Comment