Friday, April 27, 2007

My cousin's blog

My cousin, Sean, lives in Kyoto. He's lived there for many years and runs his own language school called Choice English.

He also writes a very interesting blog covering a wide variety of topics. Just recently, he posted a blog entry that mentions me and my new book. Here's a link to his blog:

Saturday, April 21, 2007

BBC's 5 steps

The BBC's website has an interesting article called

5 steps to get creative:

It's perfect for someone working on an artistic project.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Creative Problem Solving

I've got a new article over at Humanising Language Teaching about Creative Problem Solving. If you are working on a project with your classes, or would like to help students practice both creative and critical thinking, you might want to read about CPS.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

A book I'd like to read

Helbling Languages has a new book that sounds very interesting. Imagine That! Mental Imagery in the EFL Classroom by Jane Arnold, Herbert Puchta and Mario Rinvolucri is all about using students' imagination. It has 5 sections - Visualisation Training, Language in Mind, Stories Stories Tell, Images of Time and Space, and Spinning Inward. The book includes a CD-ROM with music, artwork, photos, photocopiable worksheets, and visualization scripts. There's an article about this book which includes several sample activities here. I'm looking forward to reading it and trying out some of the activities in my classes.

Friday, April 13, 2007

More articles

I have added several of my articles to my website. You can see the list here: