Archive for December, 2009

  • Which ‘English’ should we teach – David Crystal

    Published on 24th December, 2009 in Teaching Tips by Matt Kay

    In this latest video Professor David Crystal talks about which ‘English’ we should be teaching our students.more…

  • Global Bloggers: An introduction

    Published on 20th December, 2009 in Global Bloggers by Matt Kay

    With a course title of Global, we always wanted this blog to have a global voice. To this end one of the blog strands on this site, Global Bloggers, will be written by practicing language teachers and teacher trainers around the world. Over the coming year the Global Bloggers will […]more…

  • Why is English a global language – David Crystal

    Published on 17th December, 2009 in Teaching Tips by Matt Kay

    In this video Professor David Crystal talks about how English has become the dominant global language.more…

  • Designing personalised worksheets

    Published on 16th December, 2009 in Teaching Tips by Frances Watkins

    This personalisation technique can be used at any level. I find that my students simply love seeing their names in print, whatever age they are! Imagine that you want to practise the past progressive, for example. You could make a handout as follows: X (your name) opened the door of […]more…

  • Global voices

    Published on 14th December, 2009 in Teaching Tips by Matt Kay

    Global features a wide range of authentic, unscripted recordings of people from around the world. The video below features just a few of them. Let us know in the comments if you show it to your students, and how you used it.more…