Sunday, April 26, 2009

ELT Weekly

Recently I've discovered a new periodical for ESL/EFL teachers. It's called ELT Weekly, and it's described as "India's first weekly ELT e-newsletter".

Some interesting content, including articles, ELT news and events and weekly features, such as book of the week, ELT blog of the week, and even ELT cartoon of the week.

This week's edition features a new article I wrote, titled "A Creative Approach to Lesson Planning". You can see the article here:

I would also recommend you read Mario Rinvolucri's blog, featured as this week's ELT blog of the week.

Monday, April 13, 2009

The Speaking Cyclist

I came across this new blog from Mark Lloyd the other day:

It features speaking lessons he refers to as "speaking cycles". The approach is loosely based on the idea of Dogme ELT. There are already 7 cycles up on the site, and they're quite well written. I'm hoping to try some of these out in my lessons this month.