Archive for April 2010

Tuesday 20 April 2010

Join Gill Johnson in the Delta Development Blog

by Helen Beesley

Gill Johnson, author of the recently published Culture in our Classrooms, is hosting the Delta Development Blog in April/May. Join her in discussing Culture in our Classrooms and share your ideas on culture in YOUR classroom.

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Tuesday 20 April 2010

Delta at IATEFL Harrogate

by Helen Beesley

We enjoyed meeting many old and new faces at the Delta stand at the IATEFL Conference in Harrogate. The prize draw, for the two new titles in the award-winning Delta Teacher Development Series, was drawn at the stand by Delta author Chaz Pugliese on Saturday afternoon.

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Friday 16 April 2010

Culture in our Classrooms

by Gill Johnson

I know some of you have been looking forward to reading Mario’s blog and you might be a little surprised to be hearing from me. Don’t worry, we have simply swapped blog spots and you will be hearing from Mario very soon. So how did I get interested in culture? Well, my family is descended from a mixture of UK and Russian/Polish characters who didn’t always understand each other, I grew up with lots of friends from India and Pakistan, in a town where the National Front (an extreme right wing political party) was based and saw the havoc it wreaked. I’ve travelled a lot (and yes, I’ve made enough cultural faux pas to fill a book) worked in lots of different contexts and I am constantly fascinated by how our culture(s) define the way we lead our lives.

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