Sponge Chats – Materials writing and OtterELT with Laura Broadbent and Billie Jago

This blog post is part of the Sponge Chats video series. We’re back again with another Sponge Chat, and this time I was lucky enough to sit down with not just one amazing guest – but two! Laura Broadbent and Billie Jago from OtterELT took some time out of their busy schedules to speak with me forContinue reading “Sponge Chats – Materials writing and OtterELT with Laura Broadbent and Billie Jago”

Sponge Chats – Perspectives on TBLT with Martin East

Within the world of TBLT, Martin East is one of the most recognisable names. His work spans decades (and numerous articles, books, conferences, etc.), and he has been involved in both TBLT and second language teacher education for much of that time. As an advocate of TBLT myself, I felt quite lucky to have theContinue reading “Sponge Chats – Perspectives on TBLT with Martin East”

Sponge Chats – Perspectives on money management and investing for ELT professionals with Nicola Prentis

So, after a long-ish break, Sponge Chats are back! Although, we are branching out a little now, and we have a new ‘sub-series’: Perspectives. The Sponge Chats Perspectives series will be intereviews with ELT professionals who are specialists within a certain field, and we’ll go into detail about the what, why, when and how ofContinue reading “Sponge Chats – Perspectives on money management and investing for ELT professionals with Nicola Prentis”

Sponge Chats – Teacher Training with Adrian Tennant

This blog post is part of the Sponge Chats video series. I recently had the privilege to sit down with Adrian Tennent, an ELT heavy-weight within teacher education. Adrian has trained in numerous countries and contexts around the world, and consulted on loads of really interesting projects. He is also a writer and, of course, a teacher!Continue reading “Sponge Chats – Teacher Training with Adrian Tennant”

Sponge Chats – Teacher Training with Matthew Ellman

This blog post is part of the Sponge Chats video series. I had pleasure to sit down with teacher, trainer and co-author of the new book From Teacher to Trainer (see pic below), Matthew Ellman. I had the pleasure to meet Matt all the way back in the days before COVID, when he paid the Cambridge teacherContinue reading “Sponge Chats – Teacher Training with Matthew Ellman”

Sponge Chats – Materials writing with Silvina Mascitti

This blog post is part of the Sponge Chats video series. If EFL Creative Ideas isn’t on your go-to list for lesson plans and ideas, then it should be. It is full of amazing lesson plans, complete with materials and teacher’s notes. And the mind behind these lovely resources? None other than Silvina Mascitti! I was luckyContinue reading “Sponge Chats – Materials writing with Silvina Mascitti”

Sponge Chats – Materials Writing with Riccardo Chiappini and Ethan Mansur

This blog post is part of the Sponge Chats video series. In this Sponge Chat, I was lucky enough to sit down with Riccardo Chiappini and Ethan Mansur, two people who have taken the ELT world by storm with their drive to bring more attention to mediation in ELT, and show how useful it can be inContinue reading “Sponge Chats – Materials Writing with Riccardo Chiappini and Ethan Mansur”

Sponge Chats – Teacher Training and Materials Writing with Emily Bryson

For this Sponge Chat, I was lucky enough to sit down with ELT teacher, trainer, writer and graphic facilitator, Emily Bryson. You’ve probably come across Emily’s stuff either in your classrooms, at conferences, simply through browsing the web, or looking at her blog – she is everywhere! More importantly though, her story behind how sheContinue reading “Sponge Chats – Teacher Training and Materials Writing with Emily Bryson”

Sponge Chats – Teacher Training and Academic Management with Sandy Millin

If you’ve read my blog for a while, you would have noticed one name that keeps popping up: Sandy Millin. Sandy is an internationally-renowned teacher trainer and manager, who also happens to be a materials writer and self-published author (be sure to check out her amazing book, ELT Playbook 1, and her latest teacher trainingContinue reading “Sponge Chats – Teacher Training and Academic Management with Sandy Millin”

Sponge Chats – Teacher Training and Materials Writing with John Hughes

In the latest Sponge Chat, I had the pleasure to sit down with ELT author, trainer, materials writer, content creator and, of course, teacher, John Hughes. I am sure that all of you have probably heard or worked with John’s materials or book before, or perhaps even taken on one of his courses. You mightContinue reading “Sponge Chats – Teacher Training and Materials Writing with John Hughes”