CELTA preparation course: When Should We Pre-Teach New Language and Why Should We Recycle Language?

The other day, a student who was completing the Introduction to TEFL/TESOL: English Language Teaching Concepts on ELTCampus got in contact with me. They’re busy gearing up with their CELTA preparation course and asked a good question. In each of the modules we take an opportunity to go in and see a classroom in action.Continue reading “CELTA preparation course: When Should We Pre-Teach New Language and Why Should We Recycle Language?”

Artists in Schools Project: Visual Arts and Language

What is the Artists in Schools Project? Many years ago, I worked on a programme to encourage schools to invite artists into the classroom. They would to either do workshops with children, make work on site, or have a longer stint as artist in residence. I believe children learn a lot from simply being aroundContinue reading “Artists in Schools Project: Visual Arts and Language”

Reflections from The Image Conference New York College, Athens 2018

I spoke to a few conference attendees on the final day of The Image Conference Athens, Greece While we were tired, we were happy. Friendships strengthened and new friendships and professional alliances made. The Image Conference for me, is particularly a place where I can find “my tribe”- People like me. The atmosphere is generous,Continue reading “Reflections from The Image Conference New York College, Athens 2018”

Using Storytelling in ELT to Young Learners: The Hands Up Project

Using Storytelling in ELT to Young Learners: The Hands Up Project Nick Bilbrough has been involved in the field of language teaching for twenty-five years. training teachers in Africa, the Middle East, South America and Europe and is a regular presenter at conferences worldwide. I recently caught up with him at the Image Conference inContinue reading “Using Storytelling in ELT to Young Learners: The Hands Up Project”