Simple English ~ Nicola Prentis

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

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 Running total 10:5:3 male majority:female majority:equal Majority male events Digital Ireland (2:0) MexTESOL (9:3) BrazTesol: Mycraft — Rebooting ELT Skills (2:0) CATESOL (3:0) GLoCALL (3:1) TESOL Italy (3:1) BESIG … Continue reading

November 10, 2015 · 6 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

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

October 26, 2015 · 4 Comments

Ask Me Anything ELT

The internet isn’t always a nice place. That’s partly because it’s inhabited by people and not robots (spambots might be annoying but, as yet at least, they aren’t petty, vindictive … Continue reading

October 19, 2015 · 14 Comments

Jaime Miller – How to be an online teaching success

You might have seen Jaime Miller’s series of posts on ELTjam on which platforms to use to run successful online EFL lessons. Jaime has been sourcing all her income online … Continue reading

October 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Is your new school crap?

It’s the first full week of October and EFL teachers going back after the summer are a few days to a couple of weeks into their new jobs. And, based … Continue reading

October 5, 2015 · 3 Comments

Recap on Reverse Reading

A few months ago I wrote an article (originally appearing in MET, July 2014 issue) outlining a conversation method I invented called Reverse Reading. It has had a few positive comments … Continue reading

September 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

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