ESL SmackDown – Writing vs. Speaking

Several months ago, I was at a local ELT conference when I heard something I haven’t been able to shake. Eli Hinkel was delivering...

The Value of a Multi-Generational Teaching Staff

When I walked into the classroom of my 24-year-old colleague, a popular song was softly playing – but the music didn’t seem to have...

Four Secrets for Reading in the ELT classroom

Andrea Sarto is the author of Football Forever, a NEW Dominoes graded reader available now. He was born in the UK but has lived...

Top Educator Influencers on Twitter

Teacher Appreciation Week may be over, but while we've all taken time to thank the teachers we know IRL, let's also take a second...

English Spelling: Making Sense of the Chaos

The experts tell us that that English has a loose sounds-spelling correspondence “as a consequence of 16 centuries of unmanaged spelling” (Brown, 2016, p....