IATEFL PronSIG Glasgow One Day Event

On Saturday I had the privilege of attending an IATEFL PronSIG conference in Glasgow.  The name of the conference was “The Road to Pron-tegration” and its focus was on teaching and practicing pronunciation; which, to be honest is something that as a teacher I have always shied away from. I suppose the reason for thatContinue reading “IATEFL PronSIG Glasgow One Day Event”

Mind Mapping My Way to Nanowrimo!

So over the past few months I have been experimenting with the use of mind mapping as a teaching tool. I know many teachers who use it as a warm-up activity or even as a production task. But I’ve been curious wether it’s possible to create an entire lesson out of a mind map createdContinue reading “Mind Mapping My Way to Nanowrimo!”

There is nothing new under the sun

The wise King Solomon was quoted as saying: “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” Ecclesiastes 1:9 Old Testament Scriptures In Sonnet 59 Shakespeare muses that if there is nothing new under the sun, how can the mind not realize this?Continue reading “There is nothing new under the sun”

A dull knife makes for a terrible cutlery companion!

There have been many things that have surprised me during my time in Ukraine. But one thing that has truly caught me by surprise is the continuing decrease in my vocabulary and articulation skills. A few weeks ago I began to notice in conversations with other native English speakers and while writing emails that myContinue reading “A dull knife makes for a terrible cutlery companion!”