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Negotiating a raise … in a fun way

Those of us who work freelance encounter this topic for ourselves first hand.  Our students do too of course, and many have more room for manoeuver when it comes to … Continue reading

17/11/2014 · 6 Comments

Using Articles with Evernote

Mention that you teach conversation classes, and people automatically think of press articles.  And it is true that some of the best lessons have been conducted using a trusty newspaper clipping which … Continue reading

12/11/2014 · Leave a comment

Teaching in a French University

EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED A few years ago we lived in France and I was offered a part-time post at the local university. ‘Great’, I thought, ‘What could be easier? All … Continue reading

19/03/2012 · 4 Comments

Quick grammar revision – slideshow of Paris

I always like to have a little something ‘up my sleeve’ in case I have time left over at the end of  a lesson.  This rather stunning slideshow is a … Continue reading

01/03/2012 · 3 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

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