Simple English ~ Nicola Prentis

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

Do a TEFL course or not bother?

I’ve seen this argument come up a few times in various places over the last few weeks, mostly in the Facebook teaching groups I joined when I was promoting the … Continue reading

November 20, 2014 · 34 Comments

Another anti-grammar poetry rant

Is your past perfect? Is your present continuous? Will your future be simple? Was your past continuous haunting you? Then I wish you a continuous present. Will your future be … Continue reading

November 19, 2014 · 2 Comments

Reverse Reading – a quick approach to prepping Conversation classes

Q: When is a conversation lesson not a conversation lesson? A: When it’s actually a reading lesson with some discussion questions tacked on for the last ten minutes. **A common … Continue reading

November 3, 2014 · 17 Comments