reflections

Year in review

It’s been a busy one! I still have writing projects to wrap up before the Xmas break, but I’m taking a moment off for some reflection. So, how’s everything been this year? Teaching I’ve learnt quite a bit from my… Read More ›

A connected curriculum?

One benefit of being an EAL teacher is that we’re not in a ‘subject bubble’. We support our learners in various subjects, meaning we get a good insight into content across the KS3/KS4 curriculum (or at least phases of it)…. Read More ›

EAL Science and CLILing it

I’m supporting in some really interesting classes this term, especially Science. The subject knowledge of those Science teachers is pretty impressive, especially once you get to KS4. The need for language support in our class tends to be high. The… Read More ›

New book! IELTS Reading Practice

If Carlsberg did writing projects… Ha, what would we ask for as writers? What would be your ultimate terms and conditions? Mine would probably include: choosing my co-author (almost) complete freedom over content flexible deadlines so I can work around… Read More ›

Before I became a teacher

Tyson Seburn recently tweet-asked followers about their degrees prior to working in ELT. After seeing such varied responses, I feel quite embarrassed to admit that I know very little about anything other than the English language ☹. Not even much… Read More ›