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

Women in ELT Facebook group

So, following on from one of the points in my last post on the topic of Women in ELT, I can announce …  the Women in ELT group is up … Continue reading

December 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

What to do next about #WomeninELT Part II

So, continuing from yesterday’s post, the main issue is not, and never really has been, plenaries. They are a very visible reminder of a balance that is not quite being … Continue reading

October 11, 2016 · 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

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

The Future of ELT #eltpast

The future of ELT is a common topic in our house — no, really — so I was happy I was going to be able to catch the Future of … Continue reading

October 30, 2015 · 16 Comments