Simple English ~ Nicola Prentis

Thoughts on ELT, English and whatever else comes into my head

A call to women in ELT

Back in April, Russ Mayne and I gave a talk about women in ELT and we started a website called Gender Equality ELT. One of the things we planned to … Continue reading

Featured · 4 Comments

Three reasons why I shouldn’t be giving this plenary – Innovate ELT talk

Last week’s Innovate ELT conference came, for me, at a time when I’ve been feeling quite out of touch. Regular readers might have noticed the lack of blogging this year, … Continue reading

May 16, 2016 · 5 Comments

Archetypes of ELT – 2016

I won’t be at IATEFL in Birmingham this year, but I think I can guess who will be … To my surprise, there are two new entries. They’ve both always … Continue reading

April 11, 2016 · 9 Comments

New Reader – Rain, Rain, Go Away!

It feels like ages since I’ve been able to say “I have a new book out.” Actually,  ELT-wise, it’s been about 14 months but this book, Rain, Rain, Go Away! out with … Continue reading

April 5, 2016 · 4 Comments

Queen Arthur

Question: In how many countries do you think this title would hinder sales in the EFL market? Too many to get it commissioned as a Graded Reader, unfortunately. OK, so … Continue reading

January 22, 2016 · 10 Comments

2015 in review

I wasn’t planning to write a review of the year since I’ve not blogged as much, which was to be expected. I foresaw it at the end of last year even … Continue reading

December 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

Reverse Reading changes names

It seems very grand to say I am rebranding but Reverse Reading is no more. I realised the name is misleading as it suggests the focus is on reading when … Continue reading

November 17, 2015 · 2 Comments

Equal Pay Day (It’s a hashtag)

One of those times my old foe, the hashtag, is useful is showing trending events. Thanks to the #EqualPayDay hashtag I now know this is the day of the year when women … Continue reading

November 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

ELT conference 2015 male:female plenaries

Plenaries/Keynotes/Featured speakers (From Nov 2015 – May, 2016) Running total 46:34:20 male majority:female majority:equal NB: 0.5 = shared talks Majority male events Digital Ireland (2:0) MexTESOL (9:3) BrazTesol: Mycraft — Rebooting ELT Skills … Continue reading

November 10, 2015 · 9 Comments

The Future of ELT #eltpast

The future of ELT is a common topic in our house — no, really — so I was happy I was going to be able to catch the Future of … Continue reading

October 30, 2015 · 16 Comments

New English File Intermediate – Reverse Reading

In my original article outlining the Reverse Reading approach to conversation classes, I said: Preparing the materials is the work of ten minutes once you get used to doing it. … Continue reading

October 27, 2015 · 4 Comments
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