Sponge Chats – Training, Materials Writing and Freelancing with Nik Peachey

This blog post is part of the Sponge Chats video series.

Some time ago I had the pleasure to speak to someone who really needs no introduction – Nik Peachey from PeacheyPublications Ltd. Nik was kind enough to spend part of his Friday evening talking about teaching, training, materials writing and, of course, technology with me. We also looked at numerous aspects of the freelancer life – with some very important tips for those thinking about moving into it.

This is the first Sponge Chat of the 21/22 academic year, and I am so happy that I was able to get Nik. It was very insightful and I am sure that there will be many of you out there who will enjoy it as much as I did.

If you do like this Sponge Chat, please let me know with a like, comment, subscribe, or all three! Remember to check it out on YouTube and on Spotify.

Book recommendations

Nik Peachey – Digital tools for teachers

Nik Peachey – Hacking creativity

Martin Parrot – Tasks for Language Teachers

Scott Thornbury – About Language

Christine Frank, Mario Rinvolcuri and Marge Berer – Challenge to think

John Morgan and Mario Rincolcuri – Once Upon A Time – Using Stories in the Language Classroom

Stephen Neale, Lisa Spencer-Arnell and Liz Wilson – Emotional Intelligence Coaching

BTW, this is the teaching machine that Nik was talking about in the video. Very interesting indeed!

Sponge Chats – Teacher Training with Adrian Tennant SPONGE ELT

In the latest Sponge Chat, I sat down with teacher, trainer and author, Adrian Tennant. We got to speak about some really interesting aspects of teacher training, especially the importance of understanding the context in which you are working. 
  1. Sponge Chats – Teacher Training with Adrian Tennant
  2. Sponge Chats – Teacher Training with Matt Ellman
  3. Sponge Chats – Materials Writing with Silvina Mascitti
  4. Sponge Chats – Materials Writing with Riccardo Chiappini and Ethan Mansur
  5. Sponge Chats – Teacher Training and Materials Writing with Emily Bryson

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