Simple English ~ Nicola Prentis

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

The A-Z of Summer School, Part I

A Agents About three quarters of Summer School bookings come through agents. There’d be no way to survive without them so paying the commission is unavoidable. They’re more likely not … Continue reading

June 30, 2014 · 3 Comments

Breaking down: Part II

The people behind Breaking News English are busy — busy making templates, that is, for no less than nine sites. While Breaking News English might not be all bad, they’ve … Continue reading

June 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

Breaking down Breaking News English

I’ve managed to¬† pretend not to notice the lingering taste produced by Breaking News English ever since I came across it. It’s been an effort and the strain has finally … Continue reading

June 16, 2014 · 12 Comments

Why students need to be Han Solo

Luke Skywalker or Han Solo? Who did you want to be if you grew up watching Star Wars? Who did you fancy more? Which of the two actors went on … Continue reading

June 13, 2014 · 20 Comments