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Puppet Theatre Workshop

Tony Gee, Workshops and Project-Based Learning

While contemplating project-based and experiential learning, Emma finds out some key truths for learning in the world of workshop artist Tony Gee, the Artistic Director and co-founder of Creation Myth Puppets. Tony has worked in the arts and as a puppeteer, for over 30 years, touring shows and workshops all over the world.

Detail of painting From the rooftop we Can See the City by Emma Louise Pratt

The Image in English Language Teaching

I’m involved in a community of practice called the Visual Arts Circle, a group of educators, publishers, artists and designers interested in the visual arts in TEFL/ELT or any language teaching, for that matter.

podcast august 2017 multi modal literacy visual art and ELT

Multimodal Literacies, the Visual Arts and (E)LT

Is there a paradigm shift happening in the world of TEFL and language teaching? Emma Pratt talks to Anna Whitcher and Kieran Donaghy, the dynamic partnership behind the Visual Arts Circle, a community of practice formed for language teachers interested in multimodal literacy, visual literacy and the visual arts. The Visual Arts Circle’s sixth annual Image Conference kicks off in October 2017 in Lisbon.

Okon Interview

New African Horizons: Africa TESOL

“Africa is under-represented internationally and I had a vision to develop a platform for Africa to be heard, for us to speak with a louder voice…I asked myself, ‘Where do I start?'”

An interview with Magdalena Brzezinska, English language teacher in Poland

Quiet catalysts for change: The life of a regular EFL teacher

The world of English language teaching is diverse and full of potential to make it as interesting and challenging as you want to make it. This month we have a conversation with Magdalena Brzezinska. Magdalena has been an EFL teacher for over 20 years in her native Poland, and a teacher trainer for 10 years.

a fine balance iatefl 2017

A fine balance: IATEFL 2017

IATEFL’s (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language) International Annual Conference and Exhibition was held in Glasgow in early April and I had the opportunity this year of attending for the first time. Over four days 500 or more talks, workshops and symposiums were held as well as smaller get-togethers of interest groups.

YL Classroom Management ELTcampus

Post CELTA: Managing the Young Learner Classroom

This month, Moira Allen, a Young & Very Young Learners teacher based in Seville, Spain, has shared with us some of her advice for teachers who find themselves in a YL classroom. Read her highlights below and listen to us talking about classroom managment on the podcast.