Category Archives: TEFL heroes- Melanie Butler

EL Gazette campaign to save UK TEFL

As usual, I can find little to add to what the ever fabulous Melanie Butler has to say here, except that if you think this doesn’t concern you, just think about TEFLers fleeing the UK and further flooding the teaching … Continue reading

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"Save UK ELT" Number 10 petition

I haven’t yet signed because I know nothing about the law in question (I usually wait for Melanie Butler of EL Gazette to make up my mind for me on things like this). If you want to find out more … Continue reading

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Why are EFL classes so cheap?

Not something I’d ever thought about, so instead of giving my usual instant opinions I am going to yet again break copyright law to quote the fabulous Melanie Butler, editor of EL Gazette, at length: “David Graddol argues that the … Continue reading

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Four proposals to reform TEFL Part One

The most civilized rant in TEFL has got me thinking, and I’m also feeling confident and enthusiastic since I discovered that the Museum of the English Language that I wrote an article demanding about 10 years ago seems (probably coincidentally) … Continue reading

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A blast from the EL Gazette

Hopefully it’s okay for me to reprint this editorial in full (and in the classic self-deluding style of a habitual blogging copyright breaker I am going to take the fact that they haven’t disabled the copy function on the online … Continue reading

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