Simple English ~ Nicola Prentis

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

The etiquette of blogging

I should possibly stay off Twitter. I don’t seem to have the etiquette mapped out. It seems you either have to be seriously, canonisingly nice or troll people. Mildly argumentative … Continue reading

January 31, 2013 · 12 Comments

Motivating students – A new approach

There are about as many theories on student motivation in ESL as there are blank faced students sitting in class rooms right this moment. Here’s a very informative and question … Continue reading

January 24, 2013 · 2 Comments

ELT Celebrity encounters

I’ve just read Mike Griffin’s post about Stephen Krashen, a big name-in-lights ELT figure, which gives me an opportunity to share a friend’s anecdote about her meeting of a similarly … Continue reading

January 15, 2013 · 2 Comments

The #grammar of #hashtags

A couple of years ago most people probably couldn’t have said off the top of their head where the # key was on their keyboard. Now, like the @ sign … Continue reading

January 14, 2013 · 11 Comments

Behind the scenes – Writing & Publishing Graded Readers

Graded Readers are something those outside of EFL might not know and those inside might never have thought about how they’re written. Up until a couple of years ago, I … Continue reading

January 10, 2013 · 10 Comments

Skating and English

I started learning to rollerblade in April as an “intercambio”. Usually the deal is an English-Spanish exchange but I figured Spanish is only going to be useful in a limited … Continue reading

January 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

New Year

Let’s start off 2013 the way I mean to go on. Pure self indulgent, me focussed blogging about ME!

January 1, 2013 · 2 Comments