Cambridge Seminar in Granada: Pronouncing and Penning Discourse

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of attending a Cambridge Language Assessment seminar in Granada, organised by IML Granada and presented by Stephen Hasler. My colleagues and I all left with the same sensation, despite the early start (we travelled from Linares), our time had been well spent and we’d learnt lots of useful tips…

Calling all FCE and CAE teachers – new resource!

I’ve had a problem for the past couple of weeks. One of my FCE classes has been impossible to motivate. They’ve been tired and fed up and totally unable to concentrate. Not only were they not interested in what they had to learn in the course book but also the class felt like it lasted all…

English Book Club – improve your reading skills and so much more

Not to state the obvious, but if you’re going to reach a high level in any language, you have to read. But reading not only helps you for the reading parts of an exam, but it can also help in many other areas such as: Grammar retention Vocabulary retention Fluidity (if you read outloud) Pronunciation…

New Course: English in Early Childhood

I’m currently undertaking the course “English in Early Childhood” provided by The British Council in collaboration with FutureLearn. If you’ve not heard of FutureLearn before, it’s a fantastic initiative that provides free courses…