Simple English ~ Nicola Prentis

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

Thinking of ADOS/DOS/Senior Teacher roles?

If you’re a teacher with a DELTA or equivalent, Summer School in the UK is an opportunity to try out a Senior or Managerial role. Positions in year round schools … Continue reading

April 29, 2014 · 4 Comments

Between Edtech and ELT: Part II

Perfectly placed at the epicentre of the two worlds is Nick Robinson, one third of eltjam and eltjamjar, a publishing services, consultancy and training company that specialises in digital product … Continue reading

April 28, 2014 · 3 Comments

The view from between ELT and Edtech

Following my tongue in cheek but not so far from the truth post about the often baffling jargon coming from Edtech and how it translates and often miscommunicates to the … Continue reading

April 22, 2014 · 2 Comments

What weighs more – ideas or persistence?

Why do some people’s ideas for books, resources or apps make it through publishers’ gateways, while other writers manage only inbox limbo?   Perhaps – as with any contest – … Continue reading

April 13, 2014 · 2 Comments

An actual celebrity encounter – Eddie Izzard in Madrid

Expatlandia. As well as all the great things about living in it, like having the vantage point from which to complain about more than one country and getting extra, exotic, … Continue reading

April 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

What Edtech says vs What we hear

If men are from Mars then Edtech is from another galaxy entirely as far as we in ELT are concerned. With their jargon, their suspiciously design industry preoccupation with fonts … Continue reading

April 10, 2014 · 7 Comments

A glut of ELT Celebrity Encounters

IATEFL 2014 in Harrogate was like ELT groupie heaven. Unfortunately, I added loads to my collection of sightings but far fewer as actual encounters. If I had been presenting, I … Continue reading

April 6, 2014 · 17 Comments