Lesson Module – Ancient and Modern Communities

(Mix of TBLT – CLIL – skills-based lessons) Writing just a very quick blog post, because I am so busy and haven’t got the time to write a longer piece, but I’ve felt so good about this module that I’d like to share. It’s one of the modules I’ve designed for my general English classes …

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Course Planning: Removing the Guesswork

It seems to me that most of the posts I write are about course planning. The other day though, a Czech teacher of English asked in one of our private Facebook groups how to plan a conversation course in English; and I realised there can never be enough written on planning courses, especially those where …

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More Notes on Creating Syllabi in Small Courses

I’m really into thinking about complex, sound course syllabi for my private courses. Besides my other hobby, writing worksheets for my classes and forcing my colleagues to try them out, thinking about “what we’ll learn” on a course is fascinating. That is to say, I’m not so much into collecting activities and whenever you ask …

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A Listicle!

I learnt two words from Matthew Noble: the word “listicle”, which had been completely new to me, and “life circumstances”, which is not new but is just the expression I needed. It’s Saturday evening, our place is quiet and I am back to blogging while giving up on watching a film with the rest of …

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Office English 9 and 10 – Finito!

Lesson idea credit: Paul Walsh @josipa74 at http://decentralisedteachingandlearning.com/office-space/ Although the course finished about a month ago, I only got time to add the write up now. I’ll try to keep my writing less verbose, because my student, who also happens to read my blog, pointed out that the articles tend to be a bit long. …

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