Adaptive Learning in Practice – one-day conference

I'm excited about presenting at this conference in March. It aims to explain the challenges, benefits and future of adaptive learning. Chaired by Philip Kerr, this one-day event will give teachers the opportunity to understand more about adaptive learning and how it will affect English language teaching. The draft programme is now available. http://www.etprofessional.com/adaptive-learning/#descriptionSection

iTDi launches new TD modules on using technology

We are delighted to announce the launch of Module 26 in the suite of Teacher Development material from iTDi, entitled: Using digital technology in the classroom Contents 1. An introduction to the digital classroom: theory to practice 2. The Internet as a resource 3. Blogs and wikis 4. Interactive whiteboards 5. Using interactive whiteboards 6. … Continue reading iTDi launches new TD modules on using technology

The latest ‘Reviews in brief’ in the EL Gazette

 EL Gazette: The latest Reviews in brief are available in December's edition. The book of the month is COBUILD Advanced Learner’s Dictionary (8th edition) Collins. Nowadays, many students use electronic dictionaries. So, should we welcome a new paperback learner’s dictionary? Reviews in brief are: Open Mind Intermediate Student’s Book (Mickey Rogers, Joanne Taylore-Knowles and Steve Taylore-Knowles) Macmillan. … Continue reading The latest ‘Reviews in brief’ in the EL Gazette

IATEFL BESIG 2013 Prague Conference Selections

IATEFL BESIG 2013 Prague Conference Selections is now available on the BESIG website for members. Great to see 'More apps in Business English' (left) published in this eBook. It can be downloaded in .epub  and .mobi formats, or viewed online as a flipbook. Enjoy!

Introduction to the Lexical Organizer on YouTube

Collins have just uploaded three short videos to their YouTube playlist. The first introduces the new Lexical Organizer The second shows the distinction between section one - words for production - and section two - words for receptive purposes The third looks at word diagrams Here is the link to the play list: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OuAkXIcgSY&list=PLXmad5zlVUhFYqa8JcwXeQKZHA-D4R1Ud

VLEs in Business English

A colleague recently asked me: “Which VLE should I use with my business English students?” This started me thinking that there are, in fact, many ways to support the work that teachers do in the classroom. In this post, I’ll take a look at some of these exciting options. For the complete post, visit: http://oupeltglobalblog.com/2014/03/13/the-value-of-virtual-learning-environments-for-business-english/ … Continue reading VLEs in Business English

IATEFL Harrogate

Just starting to prepare my IATEFL presentation. It will include a short history of Lexical Notebook, corpus linguistic insights into word frequency....and participants have a chance to use the new book too! I cannot wait.... For more information, visit: http://www.psa.eu.com/events