Simple English ~ Nicola Prentis

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

The alternative universe of Summer School

Summer School is its own little universe with a distinct set of laws governing reality that make re-entry to the Other Real World a simultaneously yearned for and feared event. … Continue reading

August 13, 2013 · 1 Comment

ESL classroom situations that no-one prepares you for.

Originally posted on thebigdawgblawg:
Teaching English is just like being thrown to the lions, the only difference is that there are no lions. And nobody throws you. And there are…

August 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

The State of the Nation (well, 255 people in it)

I’m just about to close my other Twitter account. The one with “sh*te” in the Twitter name. It seems that the world at large didn’t get the subtle irony of … Continue reading

August 2, 2013 · Leave a comment