The Advantages and Disadvantages of Social Networks for Language Teachers

 Does this look familiar?? To –ing or not to –ing……that is today’s question! One of my students asked me last month why we use the –ing form for blogging, networking, computing…..Good question! My answer? Because technology is constantly changing and plus usually these actions are constant, happen often, plus they are amusing but can be annoying – so we use […]

Vocabulary and Grammar – An Elementary lesson for CELTA trainees at CELT Athens

Olha Madylus teaching vocabulary necessary for her revision of the past simple with our elementary students [vodpod id=Groupvideo.10723618&w=450&h=325&fv=%26rel%3D0%26border%3D0%26] 1st collector for An Elementary class at CELT Athens – Part 1 Follow my videos on vodpod These are the first fifteen minutes or so of a 60 minute lesson observed by our CELTA trainees early on during their course and aims […]

The Plan-Link Road to Success in Exams or what passes for teaching

Warning!!!! This post may upset you but it is based on fact, not fiction. It first appeared in a local ELT publication and it is based on the evidence of a *notesbook and the learner’s testimony about the methods this teacher used to get him through to the First Certificate. Three failed attempts later, this teacher decided her schedule (at about 30 Euros per hour) was too […]

2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it. Click […]

2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it. Click […]