Category Archives: TEFL heroes- Mario Rinvolucri

Free download of Mario's Humanising Your Coursebook

Is it really nine years since I reviewed it?? That would explain why I long ago lost my copy, so though I’ve already read the whole thing I might even download another copy myself here (free registration needed).

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A fireside chat with Sandy McManus

He’s been the most famous/ notorious online TEFL figure for around five years, and the age of Twitter doesn’t seem to have calmed him down at all. In this exclusive TEFLtastic interview, Sandy shows his sensitive side

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Clash of the TEFL heavyweight bloggers

No, I am not talking about my meeting with EFL Geek, as despite being exactly the same age and so perhaps sharing some kind of middle-aged-crisis-makes-you-blog, we are neither of us heavyweight in the midriff (yet) nor in the real TEFL world. No, we … Continue reading

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TEFL Presidential Elections update

Sandy MacManus, who turned 72 on Friday and will be confirmed this week as the oldest first-time TEFL World President nominee in history, has shot himself in the foot while attempting to inject some youth and a feminine touch into … Continue reading

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CPD= Exploitation?

I’ve been ruminating on for several years of how Continuing Professional Development like observations, workshops and being given responsibility for a supplementary file or two often start off seeming like an opportunity and then gradually come to seem like just … Continue reading

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TEFL Insider Part 3

There is a rumour going round that the ever-increasing practice of EFL publishers based outside English-speaking countries (especially Greece and Spain) pretending to be more English than the Queen’s tea has reached silly new heights.  One Greece-based English language publisher … Continue reading

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rumours of big name transfers in the EFL league

So, Thierry Henry finally going to Barca, eh? And in the season when everyone had got so bored of the rumours that they had almost stopped talking about it. So maybe British Council Jeddah really are going to swoop for … Continue reading

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