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Author Archives: andrewpickles
Photo: birgerking, under a CC License. The other day on a teachers’ group on Facebook I read a request for some help finding research papers. Four people had ‘liked’ it. My gripe is not about the poster asking for help, this … Continue reading
So after a considerable absence I’m back. And for my first post for over a year I have decided to talk about…Me! Last night I did something I have never done before…no, not that, something else. I presented an online … Continue reading
image: http://www.mementodesigns.net/portfolio-images A problem I have often come across on exam courses and in course books is that of recycling or repetition. Very often having covered a theme with a class there is very little opportunity to return to the … Continue reading
(image: By mdid) In addition to the excellent posts by Ceri, David and David… A recent #ELTchat on twitter discussed the role of translation in the classroom. I don’t want to get into the methodological, pedagogical etc. debate but I have … Continue reading
There’s been a lot of chat recently on coursebooks both positive and negative. Also a lot of people have mentioned alternatives to current coursebook models, especially Jason Renshaw at his englishraven blog (a great blog and possibly the most energetic … Continue reading
scenic route or direct route? Karenne recently laid down a challenge to her readers, to answer a list of questions based around a quote from Meddings and Thornbury’s Teaching Unplugged book. I hav attempted to answer this below – in … Continue reading