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Better business writing – the executive summary

Getting adult learners to write can be a bit of a challenge. Let’s face it, they have all kinds of hangups from school. Getting them to face those demons and … Continue reading

06/12/2014 · 4 Comments

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

Sleeping our way to the top

It’s not what you think!  Or maybe it is, because you’ve come across this talk by Arianna Huffington for yourself.  Extremely witty, articulate, and with diction to die for, I … Continue reading

28/06/2012 · Leave a comment

TED you can use in class

You’ll be pleased to know that while I was rooting around in TED I found some stuff you could actually use at work.  (The piece on philosophy in prison may … Continue reading

24/06/2012 · Leave a comment


Sometimes it’s fun to have a really good debate in class – you know, the sort where people throw caution to the winds and expound at length on subjects about … Continue reading

19/05/2012 · Leave a comment

Thinking about the English Language

                   Let’s face it – English is a crazy language. There is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren’t invented … Continue reading

31/03/2012 · 1 Comment

The benefits of being bilingual

My thanks to Sandy Millin of Almost Infinite TEFL ideas (see link in the blogroll way down at the bottom of the page) for inadvertently finding a wonderful article for … Continue reading

29/03/2012 · 2 Comments

Entrepreneurship in Africa – old cars into condom machines….

A recent post on this site provided some lesson materials on the subject of managing change.  It was a ‘classic’ scenario – a well-introduced white urban professional, and an established … Continue reading

27/03/2012 · 5 Comments

Managing change – video comprehension

‘Inc’ magazine is a really great souce of information about business. There are many short web-type articles as well as much longer features of the kind we’re more used to … Continue reading

25/03/2012 · 2 Comments

Mindmapping – the origins …

Did you ever wonder where the idea for mindmaps came from??   Well, think no further because today you’re going to find out.  If you read the last post I wrote … Continue reading

21/03/2012 · 6 Comments