ELT Playbook 1 – Exploring your context 3

This is my response to the reflective task Exploring your context 3 from Sandy Millin’s ELT Playbook 1. The task – The people around us For this task, I had to write down the names of teachers from my school and put them into certain categories. The categories were: Teachers I could go to for advice on languageContinue reading “ELT Playbook 1 – Exploring your context 3”

Confidence and authority in the classroom

I recently received an email from a teacher who we shall call, Sue. Sue asked the following: Do you have any tips on presenting confidently as a Teacher and establishing authority in the classroom? I’m a very new teacher, and I find it hard to establish authority in the classroom, especially with adults and teens.Continue reading “Confidence and authority in the classroom”

ELT Playbook 1 – Exploring your context 2

This is my response to the reflective task Exploring your context 2 from Sandy MIllin’s ELT Playbook 1. The task – What do you have? In this task, I had to make a list of the resources that I have at my disposal in my classroom, from learners themselves to blackboards, etc. I then had to thinkContinue reading “ELT Playbook 1 – Exploring your context 2”

ELT Playbook 1 – Exploring your context 1

This is my response to the reflective task Exploring your context 1 from Sandy Millin’s ELT Playbook 1. The task – What do you know? In short, I had to choose a learner or group and brainstorm everything that I know about them, including strengths, weaknesses, motivations, etc. Part 1 – The group profile TheContinue reading “ELT Playbook 1 – Exploring your context 1”

ELT Playbook 1 – Sandy Millin’s Reflective Tasks

If you’ve been reading my blog or done Delta and looked at other Delta blogs, you will most definitely have come across Sandy Millin’s blog. It is a phenomenal resource and Sandy provides excellent advice, tips and news on a whole range of ELT-related topics, not just Delta. Earlier this year, Sandy released her book ELTContinue reading “ELT Playbook 1 – Sandy Millin’s Reflective Tasks”

Small Talk – Getting Conversation Classes Right (Part 2)

Note: If you would like to cover the background theory and the reasoning behind a lot these activities, please read Part 1. The How? So, hopefully, you’ve read the What? and the Why? and now you’re on the lookout for the How?, i.e. the activities and tasks that can be used in the language classroom to really help your learnersContinue reading “Small Talk – Getting Conversation Classes Right (Part 2)”

Small Talk – Getting Conversation Classes Right (Part 1)

Part 1 – The What? and the Why? Have you ever been given a class that you really had no idea how to teach or what content to cover? I’m sure you have. One of my first classes like this was the ever-so-popular conversation class. I remember working in Italy and the language academy IContinue reading “Small Talk – Getting Conversation Classes Right (Part 1)”