I’ve had a few requests for advice on the Module 2 assignment for the PGCEi (Nottingham). You can find an overview of the module here. The assessment is a 4000-word essay in which you critique a pedagogical approach used in… Read More ›
My new normal
Talk about a weird situation. I started a new teaching job on April 1st. I haven’t met my students face-to-face (well, you know, apart from virtually). I haven’t met my colleagues face-to-face either. I haven’t set foot in my new… Read More ›
What are good working conditions in ELT?
I’ve read a lot about poor pay and working conditions in ELT recently. Keith Copley’s recent article in ETPro touched upon some of the many issues that influence working conditions in the industry – institutional power, neoliberal-romantic rhetoric that promotes… Read More ›
Correcting pronunciation errors from Thai speakers of English
There are plenty of posts online explaining typical pronunciation errors from Thai speakers of English. Most seem accurate, and are a good starting point if you don’t have a copy of Swan’s Learner English to hand.