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Food Issues Month

Published by Lindsay Clandfield on 18th October, 2013.

This month-long event took place entirely online through the Global Issues SIG for IATEFL. The objective was to “teach food with a conscience” and during the month of October 2013 teachers around the world shared pictures, videos, articles, books, activity ideas and lesson plans on food issues. I was the coordinator of this event. You… Continue reading →

Crib notes, cheating, copying and dictionaries

Published by Lindsay Clandfield on 18th October, 2013.

Cheating or self-teaching? When a student argues that copying school work off the Internet isn’t cheating, but ‘self-teaching’, one is tempted to dismiss this as another example in the time-honoured tradition of lame excuses. When the head of a group in charge of British qualifications says the same thing, it makes one sit up and… Continue reading →

Owl Hall

Published by Lindsay Clandfield on 10th September, 2013.

Owl Hall is gripping teenage mystery story told in thirteen parts. But that’s not all. It’s a multi-media, multi-channel experience. There is an audio serialization of the story on Onestopenglish, as well as a graded reader available in print and digital format, and finally a website with video, images and blogposts relating to the story…. Continue reading →

Pecha Kucha ELT

Published by Lindsay Clandfield on 10th September, 2013.

In 2008 Lindsay Clandfield introduced the world of ELT conferences to Pecha Kucha, a form of short presentation that was being widely used in design and business conventions. The first PK in ELT was at the IATEFL Exeter conference, and the phenomenon soon spread to conferences all around the world. Lindsay hosted three IATEFL Pecha… Continue reading →

A literary return

Published by Lindsay Clandfield on 10th September, 2013.

A little while ago, a friend sent me an email with the subject line: Thought you’d like this. It contained a quote, probably taken from one of those quote-of-the-day websites. The quote was only six words long, and came from the poet Ezra Pound. It read, ‘Literature is news that stays new.’ My friend was… Continue reading →

How to become an ELT Materials Writer

Published by Lindsay Clandfield on 10th September, 2013.

CAREER STEPS TO BECOMING A MATERIALS WRITER Many readers on this site are probably familiar with the, albeit small, career ladder for English teachers within a school or department. It goes something like this, although individual schools will vary and there may not be all the steps outlined below. 1. new teacher (gets the unwanted… Continue reading →

Grammar Reference

Published by Lindsay Clandfield on 10th September, 2013.

It’s always a source of pleasure to see that this little series of articles I wrote with lexicographer Kerry Maxwell on tricky areas of grammar consistently makes it to the most popular posts on Onestopenglish, even though they were written more than five years ago! The most popular one seems to be an article we… Continue reading →