Hitting the books again

Having finished Basis for Business C1, and soon to hand over ELTABB events coordination, my workload is relatively light.  Next to my compact teaching sessions I’m writing teaching files: downloads to go with the Cornelsen series/ the C1 book a new course on International Competences and Communication Skills for Management Circle But overall I now […]

Bella ciao, blogroll

I’ve deleted my old blogroll, which hailed from the heyday of teachers blogging (about 2009-2011). More than half of the blogs linked to were no longer being updated, and many new ones have emerged over the past year or two, some of whom have also in part given up in the meantime. I’ve found it […]

Tag: 11 facts, questions, answers among ELT bloggers

I’ve been  tagged in a Twitter-cum-teacher-blog game, and am happy to play by the rules: Acknowledge the nominating blogger. Share 11 random facts about yourself.  Answer the 11 questions the nominating blogger has created for you.  List 11 bloggers. Post 11 questions for the bloggers you nominate to answer, and let all the bloggers know […]

Testing, scheduling, resuming

Testing. I hope to resume proper blogging when this book project is done. I’ve learned so much, including to love scheduling time. I think the way forward is to go back to the format I had at the beginning, which was to write once a week. That is valuable in that it allows a more […]

Is privacy the new taboo?

I’ve been online now for just over 5 years. Recently I accidentally found the first video I made of myself, where I self-consciously wondered whether the information broadcasting movement I was about to join had any relevance, or whether it was a half-witted attempt to engage in broader but seemingly disconnected discourses, as half-witted as […]

Compare and contrast

Thanks Helmut. There’s a personal story that goes with this, as you can well imagine. My first present from my husband was a… Blog challenge! Please join in and add two similar but different pictures to your blog! Brad Patterson had the nice idea after I’d posted this. Looking forward to seeing your pictures. The […]


No blog until the new year. Bye!