My insessional BA arts-based Language Development class had two recommended reading texts following a lecture. In the lecture, a clear link was highlighted between the two texts and having worked on the first couple of pages of one of the texts, I decided to follow up by comparing relevant aspects of both. Both texts suggested … Continue reading Visualising Reading Revisited with a new group: Reading into writing
I've just finished teaching on a 19-week presessional course and I can finally pause to write a blog post I've been wanting to write but just haven't managed to find the time. As well as teaching I've also been studying again and, as we are all observed during the presessional course, I decided to use my … Continue reading Research informed practice: Using a genre-based approach to encourage transfer of reading into writing skills
Participants @Marisa_C @SueAnnan @fionaljp @JonjoTESOL @Michael37093679 @ClareBurke_ELT @patrickelt What is Project-Based Learning (PBL)? @jonjoTESOL and @fionaljp started the chat by deciding a good place to start would be with a definition. @fionaljp tweeted a link to a post by Katherine Bilsborough on the British Council BBC Teaching English website. Not sure I have. #ELTchat Have … Continue reading #ELTchat Summary: Wednesday 13 March Project-Based Learning
Just finished Week 2 of my new MA and it's full on but I'm really enjoying it. Each unit has various discussion forum tasks to reflect on learning. I'm finding it so much easier to reflect on learning rather than reflecting on teaching. This is probably because it's a necessary part of the course. It's … Continue reading Reflecting on learning is easier than reflecting on teaching – why?
About to start studying again... What? Why? To develop my knowledge and understanding of English for Academic Purposes and make the transition from ELT to EAP. When? Course starts February 11 - tomorrow!
I'm reading Vivienne Westwood's diaries Get a Life and I just love the following quote: "One interesting thing is that you form the ideas by the actual writing; you think you know what you want to say and then you realise there is more to it and by re-thinking the idea starts to 'come' because you … Continue reading Get a Life
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