Simple English ~ Nicola Prentis

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

International Women’s Day – Celebrating Women in ELT PCE announcement

Excited to make this announcement on International Women’s Day. Claire Venables and Ilá Coimbra of BrazTESOL’s new Voices Sig and I are co-running a pre-conference event called Celebrating Women in ELT: … Continue reading

March 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

What to do next about #WomeninELT

I have been quietly updating the male:female plenary count of ELT conferences worldwide for a year now. I tweet it each month, also fairly quietly as I don’t really use Twitter … Continue reading

October 10, 2016 · 6 Comments

Three reasons why I shouldn’t be giving this plenary – Innovate ELT talk

Last week’s Innovate ELT conference came, for me, at a time when I’ve been feeling quite out of touch. Regular readers might have noticed the lack of blogging this year, … Continue reading

May 16, 2016 · 16 Comments

Archetypes of ELT – 2016

I won’t be at IATEFL in Birmingham this year, but I think I can guess who will be … To my surprise, there are two new entries. They’ve both always … Continue reading

April 11, 2016 · 9 Comments

Is there discourse against women in ELT?

At this year’s IATEFL, Russ Mayne and I gave a talk called “Where are the women in ELT?”. It was attended by about 50 people, crammed into a 40 seater … Continue reading

May 3, 2015 · 29 Comments

Archetypes of ELT – 2015

With IATEFL almost upon us, it’s nice to know that, like the conference line-up itself, nothing much changes in ELT. With two new additions for 2015, here’s the update on the archetypes … Continue reading

April 8, 2015 · 4 Comments

Baby goes to IATEFL 2015, part I

I’ve been off the blog for a few months much as I feared in the New Year. That post’s empty promises to myself were driven by the doubt I’d still be … Continue reading

April 1, 2015 · 23 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

The Archetypes of ELT

If you’re heading to IATEFL this year, as well as the conference programme and invitations to social events, you’ll need a guide to Who’s Who. If I’ve missed offending anyone, … Continue reading

March 31, 2014 · 6 Comments

De-pirouetting after TESOL Spain – Sunday

I have to admit I didn’t go to the first session. I had done the whole day Saturday and you know that bit where I said I was inspired and … Continue reading

March 13, 2013 · 4 Comments