Category Archives: HLT magazine

The simple but effective marking scheme I use in all young learner classes

It might well be a sign that I’m “doing a Tony Benn” (= actually becoming more left wing as I get older), but I increasingly avoid the competitive giving of points in YL classes, and absolutely refuse to get dragged … Continue reading

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New TEFL articles etc October 2009

Chuseok holiday came just at the right point for me, so for once you can actually read my articles in the month which they are supposed to be for: Natural Interactions (in HLT magazine for the first time in many … Continue reading

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Five more reasons to hate ETS

I got a bit of a rise out of someone (probably) associated with ETS, the people responsible for the language teaching travesties that are TOEFL and TOEIC, last time I laid into them. So, let’s see if we can’t carry … 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

Posted in CPD, HLT magazine, Humanistic language teaching, Lesson observations, links, Pilgrims, Teacher training, TEFL, TEFL celebs/ TEFL heroes and villains, TEFL heroes- Mario Rinvolucri, Working conditions | 10 Comments