Category Archives: Academic writing

My new stuff last month

Have just linked to some of this, but if you look at it the glass half full way that means most of it is being mentioned for the first time… Articles Teaching countable and uncountable nouns (almost certainly not the way … Continue reading

Posted in Academic writing, Apologies, Business English and ESP, Business English games, countable and uncountable nouns, Determiners and articles, Email, Future tenses, IELTS Speaking, IELTS Writing, Interactive whiteboard, Modals, Photocopiable worksheets, Prepositions, Present Perfect Continuous | Leave a comment

New TEFL articles and worksheets November 2011

I’ve mentioned some of these in my posts on tips and useful language etc, but the ones near the top of each section are those that have just gone up and I haven’t linked to before: Articles Teaching grammar in Business … Continue reading

Posted in Academic writing, BULATS, Business and ESP writing, Cambridge First Certificate, comparatives, Complaints, Future tenses, IELTS Speaking, IELTS Writing, Language of meetings, Modals of possibility probability, Politeness, Reports, Requests, Social English, teleconference, unreal past | 2 Comments

TEFL soundbite of the month

…is not strictly of the month at all, as it’s from a blog that was last updated in 2007, but it was such a great random find I thought I’d stick it up anyway: “In education, as in most professional … Continue reading

Posted in Academic writing, Error correction, Grammar, links, Skills, TEFL, Writing | Tagged | 20 Comments

To CELTA or not to CELTA?

It’s an often asked question and I’m getting bored of answering it, so here’s absolutely my last word on the matter* To CELTA or not to CELTA?- The “final” word  I have been a trainer on 4 week certificate in … Continue reading

Posted in Academic writing, Cambridge ESOL, CELTA, links, MA TESOL, Teacher training, Teaching English in Turkey, TEFL, TEFL certificate, TEFL qualifications, Working conditions | 2 Comments

Believing everything about Hiroshima

A recent editorial from the Asahi Shimbun gives a perfect illustration of the difficulties of teaching English and American academic writing and debating style to Japanese and other Asian students. First of all it does that great Asian almost zen-like trick … Continue reading

Posted in Academic writing, Cultural differences/ cultural training, EFL exams, English for Academic Purposes, IELTS, Linguistics, applied linguistics and SLA, Paragraphing, TEFL, TESOL | 3 Comments