Thursday, June 13, 2013

Rose Senior

Rose Senior is the author of many excellent articles on English teaching, as well as a brilliant book, The Experience of Language Teaching (Cambridge University Press).

I recently invited her to write the introduction to my latest book, The ELT Daily Journal. You can read the introduction on her website, along with some discussion questions:

Transitioning smoothly from novice to professional

If you are not familiar with Dr. Senior's work, I highly recommend you find a copy of her book. You can also read her monthly columns for English Teaching Professional at the ETP website:

English Teaching Professional

Friday, May 17, 2013

The ELT Daily Journal - in print now!

My third book, The ELT Daily Journal, was published in late April. It's now on sale at and, as well as several other online bookstores.

A little about this book: it's a daily journal or diary for new teachers. Each page of the journal section contains a teaching tip or teaching activity. Although it's intended for people just starting out teaching ESL or EFL, it's also suitable for more experienced teachers.

I spent a couple of years putting the material together for this book. I contacted several well-respected authors in ELT (Scott Thornbury, Andrew Wright, Rose Senior, just to mention a few names) to contribute tips to the book, and their contributions made the book even better.

Anyway, I'm delighted the book is finally in print. Now I'm working on getting some promotion for the book.

You can read more about the book here:

The ELT Daily Journal - CreateSpace page

and see a few sample pages here: The ELT Daily Journal - Amazon page

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Several new articles on EIT

I've published a few more articles on the English in Taiwan website. Take a look here:

Starting a New Class Part 3: Student Expectations

Warmers and Lead-Ins

Break Time

Ending Lessons

In the next few weeks, I'll be providing some information on my latest book, The ELT Daily Journal: Learning to Teach ESL/EFL.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

New Articles on the English in Taiwan website

Recently, I've had some practical articles about teaching English published on the English in Taiwan website. I'm hoping to post an article or two every month.

You can see the first two articles below:

Starting a new class - Part One: Learning Names


Starting a new class - Part Two: Learning About Each Other