Global Bloggers

  • Working it out!

    Published on 18th May, 2011 in Global Bloggers by Scott Shelton

    The topic of work in Unit 5 Work & Leisure explored in the lessons over the week generated quite a lot of discussion among students and several interesting points were raised. Quite a few stories of students’ experiences with job interviews were shared and some specific opinions related to work […]more…

  • Hello from Hanoi

    Published on 16th May, 2011 in Global Bloggers by Scott Shelton

    Continuing our series of Global Blogs, we have a new blogger starting with us this week. Scott Shelton is based in Vietnam and will be posting about his Global experiences from there for the next few weeks. Scott continues … Hello readers! I’ve been involved in ELT since 1990 when […]more…

  • Order and progress

    Published on 27th September, 2010 in Global Bloggers by Harry Shadbolt

    Our series of posts from Global bloggers around the world continues, with a new face this week. Harry is based in Brazil and will be sending us occasional posts from his rather unusual teaching environment. Ordem e Progresso (Order and Progress), the Brazilian flag boasts. I always read it as […]more…

  • Spring has sprung!

    Published on 2nd September, 2010 in Global Bloggers by Martin McMorrow

    Tui was first with the news – as usual – even before dawn. Then, in an instant, the morning sun, which yesterday had to shaken grumpily out of its slumbers, was blazing through the ranchsliders, daring me to press ‘snooze’. And last night’s rain had miraculously metamorphosed into an exuberant rainbow. […]more…

  • Travelling the road to discovery

    Published on 26th August, 2010 in Global Bloggers by Martin McMorrow

    Auckland is blessed with a full, radiant moon. But does that mean there’s a full moon everywhere, floating simultaneously over desert sands and frozen tundra, not just our own boggy fields? Why don’t I know these things? I can only comfort myself with the quote from Einstein that opens our […]more…

  • Partnership, protection and participation

    Published on 17th August, 2010 in Global Bloggers by Martin McMorrow

    Happiness. What a fabulous theme for a lesson! Our Global voyagers will learn, as they stop off at Unit 6, that it’s not all about fame and fortune. No, happiness, it seems, is made up of three indefinable – but refreshingly universal – elements: relationships, beliefs and purpose. Armed with […]more…

  • Home and away

    Published on 12th August, 2010 in Global Bloggers by Martin McMorrow

    This weekend, New Zealand stayed at home and watched the rain do its thing – which gave me ample time to make myself at ‘home and away’ with Unit 8 of Global pre-intermediate. Of course, as immigrants, I and my students here are both ‘home and away’ at the same […]more…

  • Spending time with Time

    Published on 6th August, 2010 in Global Bloggers by Martin McMorrow

    Has another week already passed? You know, I daren’t close my eyes in case I miss another decade! Time was very much a central theme of two enjoyable events I was lucky enough to see here in Auckland this week. One very old – the play Romeo and Juliet by […]more…

  • Latest from rainy Auckland

    Published on 23rd July, 2010 in Global Bloggers by Martin McMorrow

    This has been one of those mild and wet winter weeks here in Auckland. But good weather to sit inside and catch up on some studies! I had the pleasure of meeting my new student through English Language Partners: Navinder, who has come here from India and is starting a […]more…

  • When words are not enough – wear a funny-looking hat!

    Published on 20th July, 2010 in Global Bloggers by Patrick Talty

    I received a rather unusual looking hat as a gift from a student recently. I won’t say from which country, but it is … unique. My students love the hat, and have been pestering me for days to put it on. I declined. ‘I tell you what, I said, if […]more…

  • Winter in Aotearoa

    Published on 15th July, 2010 in Global Bloggers by Martin McMorrow

    Brrrrr! We are in the coldest week of the year down here in Aotearoa (the Maori name for New Zealand). I had to pour water over my windscreen every morning this week before driving up to the University. However, the days have been bright and sunny – ideal weather for […]more…

  • Just what the doctor ordered!

    Published on 13th July, 2010 in Global Bloggers by Patrick Talty

    Yes, indeed. When the temperature hits 34 degrees Celsius, and you are looking at vocabulary of health and fitness, the only thing missing is calorie-laden ice-cream, and lots of it. My conversation/vocabulary class were inspired by the chocolate-hazelnut combination, and though relaxed in approach eventually got going. Vocabulary exercise 1 […]more…