Never in my classroom – avoiding stereotypes

Discussing characteristics that are associated with a particular culture is littering with a minefield of cliches, stereotypes, faux pas and potential conflict. So of course, finding the right way to lead into teaching the subject has its challenges.  I have switched between differing approaches but was pleasantly surprised my recent method had success. I adopted a humorous way […]

Never in my classroom -comprehension of the native speaker

Ya losing ya Mojo arent ya? You are so different to speak to? But …. what do you mean,…. erm my accent? No your vocabulary, you use unusual words not like the other guys. This compliment and exchange at a recent friends birthday party made me mull over yet again the point of lingo usage […]

Never in my classroom – inebriation & Create 5

      picture courtesy of the OXID guy; one of my first IT students. Started the ball rolling for this IT English specialist. Germans and IT Geeks have no sense of humour, so they say. One of the reasons I like my job is the surprises. Luv students who are open to new teaching […]