I promised a post last week on the pleasures and benefits of incomprehension, which, my students will probably attest, is what I most like to teach. And in doing so, I stand upon firm pedagogical ..
I have learnt a new word. A noun. Offsite. As in, hey everybody, good news! next week we’ll be holding an offsite.
If you work for a company that likes to think in units of ‘team’, the chance ..
Here in London we are privileged to have countless galleries and museums. Amazingly, most of them are open for free to the public. It's only the Courtauld that insists on a fee to see its collect ..
When President Trump took the podium in the White House earlier this month to brief the American people on the “incredible progress’ he had made in his first four weeks in office, no one ..
The Cambridge Exam
Who is it for? Everyone can make good use of the Cambridge exam. It allows you to assess your English level thoroughly through written and oral comprehension, and written ..
We sometimes like to get our students to learn scripts. These could be simple functional scripts covering day-to-day needs (at the carwash, at the fishmonger, on the funicular railway etc.), or th ..
Guillaume felt very frustrated with himself at the beginning of his stay. He thought he wasn’t progressing fast enough, and as a result became increasingly anxious, which made things eve ..
Liverpool, in the county of Merseyside, is a place that I am proud to say I'm from. If you haven't been to this city then it's about time you did. A true Liverpudlian is a person of passion, charm ..
I like to see my students quietly getting on with a bit of work. Perhaps looking in a dictionary from time to time. Making a few notes. Looking out of the window. These all strike me as probable s ..
Tonight is the annual Twilight at the Museums, where the consortium of Cambridge museums stays open to the witching hour of, um, half past seven (visit the webpage, here ()).
Never min ..
I have been known on occasion to get it wrong. As a teacher, I mean, not as a human. Humans always get it wrong. Teachers, having super-human attributes, only sometimes get it wrong. They give exe ..
I wonder how much time I spend these days not wiping the board? Latterly, everything is projected in a sort of modern-day clanking smoking Heath-Robinson technical adventure, and I haven’t written ..