Office English 8 – Members of the EP, Ungulates, and Other Translation Hurdles

This module had two main aims -  firstly, to help students learn how to edit their own written texts, and secondly, to try a bit of Czech to English translation. Over the Office English course, I have collected quite a few written assignments submitted by the students and decided to run a lesson on editing. …

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Mystery and Adventure

On the eve of the anniversary of the first post on my blog, I’d like to write something special. This blog is mostly about lessons that I myself have planned and taught. None of the lessons described was taught using a course book although it wasn’t my original intention. As I said in one of …

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Teachers and translators talking together

Design credit: Václav Pinkava It is my great honour to introduce translator  Melvyn Clarke on Angels and Lions. Melvyn is one of the few people to have mastered the Czech language to the point of translating novels into English. His translations include the ever-popular Hrdý Budžes, while the sequel is due out in his English …

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Glenys

I was going to write a completely different post today. But as we all know, man proposes, but the God disposes. It is with a sad and heavy heart that I heard of the passing of Glenys Hanson, a wonderful person, teacher and a beloved member of our online ELT community. I got in touch …

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