Blog posts

TED Talks work for all levels – Try it!, 13 September, 2017. National Geographic Learning.

Five tips for using authentic video in the classroom, 7 December, 2016. Voices, British Council. 

Plan your bridge carefully, 15 October 2014. Cambridge Conversations, Cambridge University Press. 

Building bridges to nowhere?, 30 September 2014. Cambridge Conversations, Cambridge University Press. 

Teaching is like running, 9 September 2014. Cambridge Conversations, Cambridge University Press. 

How to use coursebooks: The art of pedagogy, 13 August 2014. Cambridge Conversations, Cambridge University Press. 

Coursebooks and critical thinking, 30 July 2014. Cambridge Conversations, Cambridge University Press. 

"Coursebooks are ...", 16 July 2014. Cambridge Conversations, Cambridge University Press. 

Authentic materials in the classroom: Authenticity in published materials, 15 June 2014. Cambridge Conversations, Cambridge University Press. 

Authentic materials in the classroom: The disadvantages, 2 June 2014. Cambridge Conversations, Cambridge University Press. 

Authentic materials in the classroom: The advantages, 16 May 2014. Cambridge Conversations, Cambridge University Press. 

Three ways to use video to cultivate critical thinking, 21 April 2014. Cambridge Conversations, Cambridge University Press. 

Two video activities that cover all four skills, 7 April 2014. Cambridge Conversations, Cambridge University Press. 

Six reasons to use video in the ELT classroom, 27 March 2014. Cambridge Conversations, Cambridge University Press. 

English for Specific Purposes: Getting the balance right, 7 February 2013. Oxford University Press English Language Teaching Global Blog. 

Tricks of the trade: teaching English for engineering, 17 November 2012. Oxford University Press English Language Teaching Global Blog. 

Calibration and tap-dance avoidance: writing a placement test for Aviation English, 15 November 2011. Oxford University Press English Dialogue. 

Coping with specialist content in ESP, 13 April 2011. Oxford University Press English Language Teaching Global Blog. 

Can I offer you some pigeon?, 17 February 2011. Oxford University Press English Language Teaching Global Blog. 

World English at the well head, 1 February 2011. Oxford University Press English Language Teaching Global Blog.