Simple English ~ Nicola Prentis

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

The rationale behind my Collins Speaking Skills book

So, for anyone that’s interested, some of the rationale behind my Collins Skills for Life: Speaking Skills book and a bit of insight into the publication process. I’ve already outlined … Continue reading

May 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Cambridge Start Up Weekend – outside the ELT bubble

To a not particularly EdTech-focused ELT blogger, what might be the most surprising thing about the Cambridge EdTech Start Up weekend organised by ELTjam and Accelerate Cambridge program? The price? … Continue reading

May 27, 2014 · 3 Comments

How about some innovation?

Last night I was lucky enough to go to the ELTons, the British Council Awards for Innovation that, a swanky awards ceremony held in London every year. To be honest, … Continue reading

May 23, 2014 · 6 Comments

My book! Collins Speaking Skills

When I got the chance to submit a proposal to write a B2+ Speaking Skills book for the Collins English for Life series with Harper Collins, I thought two things. … Continue reading

May 23, 2014 · 2 Comments

Teachers as Workers IATEFL SIG

Following my post asking Who’s The Wolf in ELT? – candidates being language schools including big chains, no less than the British Council itself – I got a surge of … Continue reading

May 8, 2014 · 17 Comments

Who’s the Wolf in ELT?

Sugata Mitra’s IATEFL webinar last week, a Q&A type session, did comparatively little to change the ELT community’s mind about his IATEFL plenary. Those who saw his ideas as a … Continue reading

May 1, 2014 · 33 Comments