Drilling Language Learners

drilling language learners

Drilling language learners is a tough teaching strategy to get right. I always find it a little strange. How do you approach drilling language learners? All the input sessions/insets I’ve ever been too have always ‘banged on about’ how great drilling is. However, I still find it difficult to drill my students as much as I’ve been told I should, without beginning […]

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Teaching in South Korea

teaching in south korea

Teaching in South Korea left me with mixed experiences Teaching in South Korea was my first teaching job. Now, looking back through the mists of time, I realise a few things. One, what a bad teacher I was when I started out. Two, what I was being asked to teach by the private language centre was ridiculous. We were expected […]

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Teaching EAP in Leeds

Teaching EAP in Leeds

Teaching EAP in Leeds was a great experience. I worked in Leeds for Leeds University on a summer course four years ago. I’m writing this post about my experience there, however, due to the time delay I may get a few things wrong. I was teaching students about to embark on various MA’s at the Leeds University Business School, some […]

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Using Edmodo

Stonehenge homework using edmodo

Using Edmodo with English language learners What is Edmodo? “Edmodo is an educational website that takes the ideas of a social network and refines them and makes it appropriate for a classroom”. Well, that’s the website creators vision! I was forced to use it when teaching a class which had been promised an online element. To be honest I was nervous […]

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Back to work after Maternity Leave

Back to work after maternity leave

Back to Work after Maternity Leave – Yikes! Going back to work after maternity leave is a daunting prospect. A really daunting prospect. I have the guilt of leaving my baby with someone else. Shouldn’t I be at home looking after him? I know this is something every mother feels, but it still doesn’t make going back to work after […]

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