Never in my classroom – authenticity and communicability

I hold up my hands that in my early days I was a little heavy handed with removing the quirks of written and spoken English. But this has changed with time. Two things have come up recently that has thrown this into the forefront. Firstly during a mock exam presentation one of my less confident […]

Never in my classroom – hard sell

A vital part of Business English is understanding the strategies that companies use to lure their customers into purchasing. I tried a new lesson taking a look at this, and adapted in mid-lesson in response to my students reactions. The orange sections are those inserted due to lack of interest or a slightly miscued pedagogy. […]

Never in my classroom – top 3 lesson plans 1Qrt 2015

Been kinda quiet on my blog front, as I have been focusing on my non-profit org and creative writing/performing. Time now to share my three most successful lessons from the first quarter of 2015. No1 Local business analysis I have done/run this in two ways, but with the same focus. I work in an Applied Sciences […]

Never in my classroom – only the teacher teaches

I often get my students to teach each other, but today I had added a twist. I was looking for a fun activity to challenge my technical English students, and came across one when recently watching a QI episode hosted by Stephen Fry.  I always find the end of the QI series  very intriguing as it takes […]

Never in my classroom – stick to the plan

  Often as trainers we are told to keep up-to-date with the company website. It certainly has benefits, but is this just a Director of Studies ploy or trainer fail-safe. Yesterday I was searching for input on the theme “Encouraging innovation and independent thinking”. So naturally after scouring resources, and calling out to colleagues on […]