Archive for January 2011

Monday 31 January 2011

Some Pros and Cons of iPads for ELT

by Nik Peachey

Well the iPad has really hit the news in education circles since its release last year. I’m sure lots of teachers are wondering whether it’s hype and what the true potential of these devices are as tools for learners. I’ve had my iPad for about 8 months now, so I’ve decided to share my reflections […]

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Monday 31 January 2011

Exchanging ideas

by Debbie Barton

We have already mentioned how exciting it is to work as a business English teacher: there are always new business areas and new skills to learn. However, business English teaching can be a lonely profession- even if you work for an organisation you may be a long way from your school and only get to […]

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Thursday 27 January 2011

Ken Paterson

by Helen Beesley

In 2001 I joined some colleagues from the International Office (of the University of Westminster) on a promotional trip to Mexico. When we got to Mexico City, I did something which I now know you’re not supposed to do. I went straight out for a long rambling walk through town, seeing as much as I […]

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Monday 24 January 2011

Practical ideas for teaching English 2

by Debbie Barton

In our last blog, we looked at the challenges of dealing with unexpected situations in business English lessons.  Now we’d like to look at another area which can present challenges- teaching vocabulary specific to the learner’s industry. Whatever your learners do for their jobs, they need to learn the vocabulary connected with it, whether they […]

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Thursday 20 January 2011

Breaking down the walls of the classroom

by Nik Peachey

In this posting I would like to argue that in order for technology to really enhance learning and for learners to achieve their full potential, we need to fundamentally rethink the relationship between learning and the classroom and to rethink the role of the teacher. As things stand at the moment the most common scenario […]

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