Simple English ~ Nicola Prentis

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

Equal Pay Day (It’s a hashtag)

One of those times my old foe, the hashtag, is useful is showing trending events. Thanks to the #EqualPayDay hashtag I now know this is the day of the year when women … Continue reading

November 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

ELT conference 2015 male:female plenaries

Plenaries/Keynotes/Featured speakers (From Nov 2015 – Oct 2016) Running total 75:59:41 male majority:female majority:equal Number of slots in total 658.  male = 360, female = 298 NB: 0.5 = shared talks Majority … Continue reading

November 10, 2015 · 11 Comments

A call to women in ELT

Back in April, Russ Mayne and I gave a talk about women in ELT and we started a website called Gender Equality ELT. One of the things we planned to … Continue reading

October 26, 2015 · 4 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

How is breast cancer like a handbag?

It’s difficult to say anything against any kind of campaign during breast cancer awareness month. But some of it, while well meant, is infuriating. It’s trivial, even offensive, and does … Continue reading

October 16, 2013 · 10 Comments

The unhealthy Men’s Health guide to getting more oral sex

If Men’s Health Magazine can present as fact, supported by science of course, that a man who suspects his partner of cheating performs more oral sex, they’re providing women with … Continue reading

February 8, 2013 · 11 Comments