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Monthly Archives: February, 2012

Help with admin – free digital tools 1

Not so long ago I posted a rant about admin which included a vague promise to make helpful suggestions.  This post is the first in a series.  I can’t guarantee … Continue reading

29/02/2012 · 8 Comments

Easy online content, luxury hotel video

Today I’d like to suggest a video clip as a starting point for a lesson for lower intermediate students.  It’s an advertisement for an incredibly luxurious hotel in Dubai – … Continue reading

28/02/2012 · 5 Comments

Easy online content – 25$ edition

Today I am suggesting a lesson constructed around a charming article from the personal finance blog ‘Wise Bread’, so you should probably go there, and read said piece : http://www.wisebread.com/10-smart-things-to-do-with-25Continue reading

22/02/2012 · Leave a comment

Easy Online content – news from India

Another easy-to-organize lesson.  This time, I’m using two podcasts from the BBC website.  The  reports both provide excellent practice for understanding indian accents – something business people require more and … Continue reading

20/02/2012 · Leave a comment

5 Reasons Admin is your friend

In the training business it is easy to find yourself dividing the workload into two categories – ‘good’ i.e. face time we are paid for, and ‘bad’ which would be … Continue reading

18/02/2012 · 2 Comments

Take your mobile to class

However annoying a ringing telephone (my own or students’) may be during the course of a lesson the mobile isn’t going to stay away.  Everywhere we go, it goes and … Continue reading

16/02/2012 · 3 Comments

Easy online content – Telling stories

Today I am proposing a lesson inspired by an excellent thought-provoking article off  ‘Wise Bread’ the personal finance blog.  You can find it here. Before I go any further, I … Continue reading

08/02/2012 · Leave a comment

Easy online content – The English We Speak

‘Learning english expressions’ is on the language learning wish list of most of my adult students. The trouble is that short of arriving in class with a catalogue of them, … Continue reading

07/02/2012 · Leave a comment

How to use lists of questions

Lists of questions can be a godsend when planning a lesson. Questions are the building bones of conversation, an art form in their own right in english and they enable … Continue reading

06/02/2012 · Leave a comment

Back in the bear pit

Yes, I’m heading back to the classroom as a last-minute replacement.  I don’t know much about the students.  They are all young, mostly male, on sandwich courses in management and … Continue reading

05/02/2012 · Leave a comment