teaching professional people english

Supplementing the gallery experience …

Check out this fascinating video from TED, for art lovers and techies alike. For students who are having trouble with the pace of the commentary, you can go to TED … Continue reading

18/10/2012 · Leave a comment

‘I voted’?

Frank Zappa tried and failed to get the youth of America to go out and vote against republican Ronald Reagan… but maybe Facebook will succeed in getting a generation of … Continue reading

13/09/2012 · Leave a comment

Solar trees?

The ‘Daily Good’ has come up trumps again – Pure gold, ladies and gentlemen.  For sheer entertainment, I invite you to have a look at the items on this project.  … Continue reading

01/09/2012 · Leave a comment

Spaghetti Disaster – Read, listen and learn a little English!

Originally posted on Tiny Texts:
 How not to heat a tin of spaghetti… Domestic accidents are very common but this one is unusual to say the least.  Two British flatmates…

26/08/2012 · Leave a comment

Dealing with not being in control

The control/vulnerability thing might seem like an odd subject for me to bring up to non-teaching folk.  Those of us who work in front of a room of strangers, however, … Continue reading

27/07/2012 · Leave a comment

Words, words, words …..

Words are so fascinating.  Where they come from, their different meanings, their different uses … If you’re teaching a language and you don’t find words to be really fun, then … Continue reading

25/07/2012 · Leave a comment

Beauty for Ashes

You don’t have to go far to see that all is not well with the world.  On the other hand, people are really quite amazing.  Time and again we see … Continue reading

23/07/2012 · Leave a comment

More treasure

Last weekend I shared a talk about listening with you in the hope that it would help us all make the most of our holidays.  Today I’ve dug out the … Continue reading

21/07/2012 · Leave a comment

A good yarn

Somewhere in between girly cartoons and action man there is some middle ground.  This little talk is really, really entertaining.  It’s terrible to say that the chap giving it almost … Continue reading

19/07/2012 · Leave a comment

DIY Civilisation

As promised, a butch and manly theme.  Not that there’s anything wrong with that – it’s just that we ladies don’t get quite as excited as you guys about outsized … Continue reading

17/07/2012 · Leave a comment